The Reasonable Steps Defence – The Importance Of Anti-Harassment Policies And TrainingPosted in : The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 31 March 2021 Issues covered: Discrimination and Equality; Reasonable Steps Defence
Just last month, the decision of the EAT in the case of Allay (UK) Ltd v Gehlen UKEAT/0031/20/AT (“Allay”) was widely reported in the context of the high threshold employers must reach in order to rely on a reasonable steps defence when faced with a successful harassment claim. This is of particular interest because there are very few cases which have considered this question.
The case involved an individual who brought proceedings against his former employer for race discrimination and harassment. The allegations included claims that the individual had been regularly subjected to racial abuse by a fellow employee and two managers were aware of it (either as a
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This article is correct at 31/03/2021
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