Compensation for sex discrimination

Rachel’s client, the Claimant, had been employed as a receptionist in a male-dominated company and had been subjected to sexual harassment and sex discrimination from colleagues, including the company’s Director.

During the four-day hearing, the Director had made comments to the Claimant about her physical appearance, which indicated that he did not take her complaints seriously. Despite the Tribunal having found that only two of the numerous allegations of harassment included in the Claim had taken place, Rachel obtained over £26,000 in compensation for her client. This included £16,500 for injury to her feelings and £2,500 for aggravated damages to reflect the attitude of the employer to the case and the comments made in court.