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Recent Age & Sex Discrimination Case

A middle-aged woman has won an age and sex discrimination case after her male boss shouted she ‘must be in her menopause’. The incident happened at Essex-based pet food store ‘Embark on Raw’ where Leigh Best, who was 52 at the time, had been working as a sales assistant for a year. Owner David Fletcher shouted the ‘inappropriate and derogatory’ remark ‘at the top of his voice’ during a ‘relatively small’ argument over an order mix-up – even though his employee had made it clear she did not wish to discuss menopause. An employment tribunal in east London was told: ‘A customer had been describing a “hot flush”. ‘[Mrs Best] put her hands over her ears and said, “I am having none of that, I don’t even want to hear about it, I don’t want to know.” ‘Mr Fletcher continued to pursue the topic even after the customer had departed and that was unwanted conduct which had the effect of violating [her] dignity and of creating a humiliating environment for her at work.’ When Mrs Best complained about the comments to Mr Fletcher’s wife and fellow owner, Andrea, she was told to ‘stop moaning’, threatening her to either ‘get on with

By |May 10th, 2022|Categories: Employment Law and Regulation|0 Comments

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