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Sex discrimination: Cross-examination on employee's finances refused

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    Zurich Insurance Co v Gulson [1998] IRLR 118 EAT (0 other reports)

An industrial tribunal was entitled to refuse to allow lengthy cross-examination of an employee, who had complained of indirect sex discrimination, on the subject of her family's financial outgoings, holds the EAT in Zurich Insurance Co v Gulson [1998] IRLR 118. The employee had been dismissed because her childcare commitments meant that she could not comply with her employer's new working-hours arrangements, and she had given evidence that she could not afford to pay a full-time nanny.