Scott v Stevenson & Reid Ltd [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    82/15 FET 2577/15
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Discrimination; Unfair Constructive Dismissal; Injury to Feelings; Sectarian Language; Dignity at Work; Implied Term of Trust and Confidence

The Fair Employment Tribunal has found that a woman who worked for Stevenson & Reid Ltd, a Belfast bathroom, heating and plumbing company based on Prince Regent Road, was discriminated against, harassed and victimised on grounds of religious belief and political opinion and was constructively unfairly dismissed.

Helen Scott worked as a Sales Manager in the firm from 1 August 2011 until 21 August 2015, when she resigned. She was the only Catholic employee in the East Belfast showroom. An incident took place in July 2015 whereby her line manager, a Director in the company, shouted and swore at her in front of her colleagues and, as part of the outburst, shouted ‘Tiocfaidh ar lá’ into her

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This article is correct at 26/10/2017

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