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Case Number: TBC
Between: Ms Louisa York (Claimant) and Sleary Confectionery (Manchester) Limited (Respondent)
Grounds of Claim
1. The Claimant was employed by the Respondent from 6 August 2008 until the termination of her employment on 9 September 2014.
2. The Respondent operates a business manufacturing confectionery, based in Manchester.
3. The Claimant’s job title was Line Operative. She worked on the production line icing various kinds of confectionery.
4. Around 18 months into her employment, the Claimant began to have problems with her supervisor, Mr James London. The Claimant requested an extended period of absence to travel with her friend across Europe. Mr London said that if she would “go out” with him, then he would agree to the request. The Claimant refused Mr London’s offer.
5. The Claimant overheard Mr London asking the Claimant’s colleagues whether she had a partner.
When they replied that she did not, Mr London said something along the lines of: “She must be a lesbian then”. Her colleagues later informed the Claimant that Mr London could not understand why the Claimant was not interested in him. This conduct was unwanted and related to the Claimant’s gender.
6. Mr London continued to make advances and suggestive comments to the Claimant throughout the course of her employment. This had the purpose or effect of violating the Claimant’s dignity and created an intimidating, hostile, humiliating and offensive environment her.
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