Heafield v Times Newspaper Ltd [2013] UKEAT 1305_12_1701

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 1305_12_1701
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Religious Discrimination; Belief Discrimination

H was a Roman Catholic who worked for T when it was preparing a story about the Pope. In a panic to meet the deadline for publication, an editor (W) shouted to his colleagues in the newsroom: "Can anyone tell what's happening to the f**king Pope?" He then repeated the question more loudly. H was offended by the comments and subsequently brought a claim for harassment on the grounds of his religious belief pursuant to the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 reg.5.

An ET held W had engaged in unwanted conduct but that to the extent that the conduct had the effect of violating H's dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive

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This article is correct at 15/02/2013

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