B v A


[2007] IRLR 576

This case concerned acts of sexual harassment prior to the coming into force of the Employment Equality (Sex Discrimination)

Regulations 2005 SI 2005/2467. It revealed some of the problems with relying on a claim of direct discrimination to challenge acts of harassment by a male boss against a female employee – the EAT held that the reason for the dismissal was the relationship breakdown, that this was not on the ground of sex and that therefore no discrimination had taken place.


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