Secretary of State for Justice v Plaistow Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
The claimant began work as a prison officer in 2003. In 2014 the claimant was transferred to another prison (HMP Woodhill). It was after this transfer that he was subject to harassment on the basis of his sexual orientation. This included physical abuse as well as repeated enquiries about his sexual orientation. The harassment continued until he was dismissed in August 2016. The Tribunal allowed his claims relating to discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the basis of sexual orientation. The issue arising was the level of compensation to be paid.
The Tribunal, at first instance, awarded £41,000 for injury to feelings, £15,000 for aggravated damages and exemplary
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