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Unite the Union v Nailard [2018] EWCA Civ 1203

Union liable for discriminatory acts of its lay officials who were employed by another party

This claim concerns claims for sex discrimination and harassment and the issue of a union’s liability for the acts of its lay officials.

Ms Nailard was employed as a regional officer for Unite and in 2013 she transferred to its Heathrow office. Her immediate line manager was Mr King, the senior regional officer.  Senior to him were Mr Kavanagh, the regional secretary, and Mr Murray, the Union's chief of staff.  These were all employees of the Union.

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