Ms. E. Gutfreund-Walmsley v Big Lottery Fund Limited [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discipline and Grievance, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Victimisation; Vocal Opposition to Sexual Harassment; #MeToo; Detriment for Protected Act; Formal Grievance

The claimant initiated proceedings asserting that she had been directly discriminated against on grounds of her sex, harassed for a reason related to her sex and victimised by subjecting her to a detriment because she had done a protected act or acts.

The claimant was a Public Affairs Manager for the Big Lottery Fund. She decided to send a #MeToo tweet in response to a feature that appeared on the BBC television show Newsnight. The Newsnight report was about undercover journalists who had exposed harassment of hostesses working at the notorious men-only Presidents Club black tie charity dinner.

Whilst the programme was on air, the claimant posted the following tweet on Twitter: 

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This article is correct at 05/02/2019

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