Mr P Tribe v British Telecommunications Plc [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Harassment; Disability Discrimination; Derogatory Comments; Pocket-Dial

This case concerns the harassment of a disabled employee who overheard a vulgar rant by his manager after he accidentally pocket-dialled him. During the conversation the manager described the claimant as a “bull shitter,” criticised him and stated if the job had been assigned to an able bodied team then the job would have been completed.

The claimant suffers from muscular dystrophy, a disability recognised for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 (N.B. the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 applies in Northern Ireland). He brought claims for victimisation, failure to make reasonable adjustments and harassment.
The tribunal dismissed the claims for victimisation and failure to make

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This article is correct at 13/12/2018

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