Office banter – a defence to harassment?

By Lupton Fawcett Senior Solicitor, Kathryn Moorhouse.  The phrase “but it was just office banter” is usually a good indication that something offensive, and possibly discriminatory, has been said within the workplace with a consequential price tag for the employer. However, the recent case of Evans v Xactly Corporation has shown that, on occasions,  a culture of banter can help to explain what, on the face of it, looks like potentially discriminatory conduct and help to defend the employer from a discrimination claim. In ... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...
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