Warby v Wunda Group plc [2012] UKEAT/0434/11/CEA

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Sex Discrimination; Sexual harassment; offensive language

In the course of a heated discussion between the Claimant and her manager about pay, each accused the other of lying. To emphasise his contention in the context of this argument, the manager accused the Claimant of having lied about her pregnancy and miscarriage. Mrs Warby denied that she had lied, and claimed direct sex discrimination and harassment.

The Employment Tribunal found this created a hostile like environment such as to constitute harassment if it found that the accusation related to, or was on the grounds of, the Claimant's sex. It declined to do so. The Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether the employment tribunal had been entitled to dismiss Mrs Warby's claims on the

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This article is correct at 20/04/2012

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