Our client was subjected to sex discrimination, harassment and victimisation for over a year by the Head of Department.
The Claimant was a female working in a male dominated environment and was subjected to numerous comments of a discriminatory nature and touching by this person.
When the Claimant eventually reported this person to HR no formal investigation was conducted, albeit the employer told the Claimant that the perpetrator had been informed of the allegations she had made and that she needed to be supportive.
The Claimant eventually went off sick and handed in her notice.
Our client had no loss of earnings because she was able to secure employment very quickly. Therefore the amount settled for injury to feelings was considerable for the amount of over £18,700. The settlement was reached at early conciliation stage through ACAS.