Wilson Barca LLP & Others v Shirin [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Time Limits; Extension of Time; Just and Equitable

The claimant was employed by the respondent as a paralegal. She had actually been called to the Bar in 2016 shortly after her 50th birthday but she had already decided to take up employment in a solicitor’s practice.  She had been in the position for six months before she resigned following a mental breakdown which the claimant stated was due to continuous bullying and harassment by the second and third respondents who were the senior partner and the senior partner’s secretary respectively.  She cited being regularly told that she was ‘stupid’, was sworn at and told that she was too old for the job.   She brought claims of harassment and discrimination to the Tribunal.

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This article is correct at 24/06/2020

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