Ms. E. Gutfreund-Walmsley v Big Lottery Fund Limited Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDisciplinary and Grievance Issues, Discrimination and Equality
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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