Care home cleared of sex discrimination

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A Bristol care home has successfully defended itself against a sex discrimination case before an employment tribunal. Management at Alexandra House in Knowle had been accused by care assistant Terri Hunt, 20, of not dealing properly with a complaint that she had been sexually harassed by a colleague. Ms Hunt told the tribunal in Bristol that she had been compelled to resign because conditions at the home had become too difficult as a result of the harassment. In its defence, Alexandra House said a proper investigation of the complaint had been undertaken, and that other staff members said Ms Hunt had worn “provocative” clothing including low-cut tops and short skirts. After the hearing John Duggan, director and manager of Alexandra House, said that an in-house investigation had shown the employee¹s complaint to have been unfounded. “Staff informed us that it was her that had been behaving inappropriately towards her colleagues,” said Mr Duggan. Alexandra House solicitor Sara Touzel said the tribunal found th

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