Geraghty v Forose [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NICA 2
  • Legal Body
    NI Court of Appeal (NICA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Sexual Harassment; Compensation


The Industrial Tribunal found, at first instance, that the respondent had discriminated against the claimant.  The claimant was a part-time employee in his ice cream shop.   It was found that the respondent had sexually harassed the claimant.  This led to an award of £41,500 for injury to feelings, £20,000 for psychiatric injury and £6,000 for aggravated damages.  Coupled with interest this led to a total of £71,860.

The claimant appealed this to the Court of Appeal.  There were a number of grounds raised in the appeal; most notably, the requirement from the Tribunal that the cross-examination of the respondent be conducted via the Judge.  It

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This article is correct at 16/03/2023

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