Mr E Bell v Prime Time Recruitment Ltd and others Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Discrimination and Equality, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
The claimant was Managing Director of a brand that was a trading division of the respondent. He was from an Irish traveller background and claimed unfair dismissal, as well as harassment based on race. He was dismissed on six months’ notice principally for reasons relating to ‘trading performance and staff attrition’.
The tribunal accepted that various disparaging comments relating to the claimant's Irish origin and/or traveller background were made by other management. It accepted that the claimant was referred to as a “pikey” or a “paddy”, “dressed like a gypsy” or a “gypo” or looked like a “tinker”. This harassment started at an initial meeting and continued throughout the claimant’s
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