Vaultex UK Ltd v Bialas [2024]

  • Decision Number
    EAT 19
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal


The claimant was employed as a Super Operator/Coin Processor by the respondent, a cash processing company.    The claimant was dismissed in October 2021 for the reason of misconductThe respondent stated that it takes equality, diversity and inclusion very seriously and pointed to its policy stating that there could be harassment even if they were not a target and that someone overhearing insensitive jokes may be offendedIt further notes that in such a situation it could lead to disciplinary action. 

The claimant posted a joke on the work intranetThe post was as follows: 

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This article is correct at 05/03/2024

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