Nixon v Royal Mail Group Limited 2019Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The claimant is employed by the respondent as a driver based at their Royal Mail National Distribution Centre. She argued that she suffered direct sex discrimination and/or harassment. The allegations related to the actions of a co-worker who pulled and attempted to pull the claimant’s hair and stated that she should be “back at home and in the kitchen”.
The respondent admitted the incidents amounted to direct discrimination/harassment but denied that the former related to the claimant’s sex. It contended that the employee could just as easily have pulled the long hair of a male employee.
The respondent subsequently offered all staff additional training on bullying and harassment. The
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