ET3 grounds for resisting claim—direct sex discrimination, sexual harassment and constructive dismissal
ET3 grounds for resisting claim—direct sex discrimination, sexual harassment and constructive dismissal

The following Employment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • ET3 grounds for resisting claim—direct sex discrimination, sexual harassment and constructive dismissal

[Insert in para 6.1 of response form ET3]

  1. 1

    Many of the matters complained about by the Claimant occurred more than three months before the Claimant submitted her ET1; these claims have therefore been presented outside the time limits in section 123 of the Equality Act 2010 and the tribunal has no jurisdiction to hear them.

  2. 2

    Save that there were four female employees at the premises, including the Claimant, paragraph 1 of the Grounds of Claim is admitted.

  3. 3

    It is admitted that there was a conversation between the Claimant and [insert name] on [insert date] about sales reports. It is admitted that the Claimant told [insert name] that he would have to wait until after lunch for the sales report. [Insert name] found the Claimant’s tone angry and abrupt and asked her whether she was OK. It is denied that he said ‘No need to bite my head off; you on the rag or something?’ or anything similar to that. The Claimant told [insert name] that he should mind his own business and it was at that stage that [insert name] told the Claimant that he had not intended to offend her. It is denied that [insert name] subsequently had a conversation with any other colleague in which he referred to the Claimant