Dignity At Work – Legal Issues (3)

Discrimination ­ the employer’s duty

Gravell v London Borough of Bexley

  • G worked as a housing officer

– Was told it was LBB’s policy to ignore racist comments from customers
– But had to listen to such comments

  • Also sent racist jokes by colleague

– Decision – G could, in principle, bring harassment claim against LBB
– LBB’s policy of not challenging racist behaviour by customers had the effect of creating an offensive environment