'Gingerism' claims set to rise

Scott, Anna
July 2007
People Management;7/12/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 14, p12
The article reports on the trend that could arise from the claim filed by Rendezvous café waitress Sarah Primmer in Plymouth. The successful claim made by Primmer could spark a trend of gingerism cases. Primmer filed a claim for unfair dismissal and sexual harassment after she was harassed because of her hair color. Accordingly, the gingerism case can be related to a claim for indirect race discrimination. Employers are warned not to ignore the case.


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