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EAT confirms importance of "context" in harassment cases

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    Bakkali v Greater Manchester Buses (South) Ltd (t/a Stage Coach Manchester) [2018] IRLR 906 EAT (0 other reports)

Bakkali v Greater Manchester Buses (South) Ltd (t/a Stage Coach Manchester) [2018] IRLR 906 EAT

religion or belief | race | harassment | context of complaint

In Bakkali v Greater Manchester Buses (South) Ltd t/a Stage Coach Manchester, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that asking a Muslim employee whether or not he supported IS did not amount to harassment because, given the context, the offending comment was not "related to" his religious belief or race.