Springhouse Solicitors

Sexual discrimination: injury award reduced from £10K to £6k

Ms Ozog was a waitress at the Cadogan Hotel. She resigned after her manager, Mr Torok, threatened and bullied Ms Ozog.

Mr Torok kissed her arms and back inappropriately; asked her if she had a boyfriend, because she was a woman; undid a button on his trousers, took off his belt and said “Do you want this body? Come on, you are a woman, you should want this body”.

The Appeal Tribunal held that, because the acts had not traumatised Ms Ozog, but had instead made her feel “very uncomfortable”, her award for injury to feelings should be in the lower band. They reduced the award originally given by the Employment Tribunal from £10,000 to £6,000.

Read the full case here.