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Employers not liable for third-party harassment, confirms EAT

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    Bessong v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust EAT/0247/18 (0 other reports)

Bessong v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust EAT/0247/18

race discrimination | third-party harassment | vicarious liability

In Bessong v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the Equality Act 2010 cannot be interpreted to make an NHS trust vicariously liable for race discrimination for a patient's racially motivated attack on a mental-health nurse.