Mr B Plaistow v Secretary of State for Justice Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Discrimination and Equality, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
The claimant, a bisexual prison officer, suffered a campaign of direct discrimination and harassment on the basis of his sexuality or perceived sexuality throughout his period of employment.
The claimant was a prison officer at HMP Woodhill. He was summarily dismissed from his post on grounds of misconduct. He initiated proceedings alleging he had been victimised owing to his sexual orientation. He suffered detriment for having made a number of protected disclosures, was victimised for having done protected acts and was unfairly dismissed.
During the course of his employment he was subjected to comments about his hair and his appearance and was regularly called derogatory names, such as,
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