Can an Employee Lodge a Claim for Discrimination that has Occurred Outside their Physical Employment Base/Office and Normal Working Hours?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 May 2023 Issues covered: Discrimination; Disciplinary and Grievance policies
It is important that employers are aware that behaviour and actions at organised ‘social activities’ involving employees can fall within the scope of ‘in the course of employment’ as established in the case of Chief Constable of the Lincolnshire Police v Stubbs and others . Where, for example, sexual harassment occurs between employees at an organised work social event, the employer can be held responsible, through the legal principle of vicarious liability, for the harassment committed between their employees as it has been committed within the course of employment (with the social event being an extension of the workplace) if the employer did not take reasonable steps to prevent the
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