Lyons v Starplan Furniture Limited & Ors [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 5733/18
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination
Issues covered: Sex Discrimination; Constructive Dismissal


The claimant and the second to fifth respondents all worked for the Starplan in their Portadown showroom.  Until December 2017 the claimant enjoyed cordial working relationships with her colleagues.  

The work Christmas party took place on 16th December 2017.  The claimant was the only female present. The party started in the Portadown showroom before moving to a restaurant in a nearby town.  There was a large amount of alcohol consumed at the party.  The second respondent, the alleged harasser, had estimated he had 22 drinks in total.  On 20th December 2017 the claimant rang the third respondent (who did not attend the party) and another to

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This article is correct at 22/03/2023

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