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Woodhouse v West North West Homes Leeds Ltd - victimisation, protected acts, and genuinely separable factors

(1) Victimisation claims do not require a comparator: it is a straightforward question of whether the detrimental act (in this case dismissal) was because of a protected act (in this case numerous unfounded racial grievances.

(2) It is only in very exceptional cases that it will be possible to find genuinely separable factors relating to the protected acts (eg bringing grievances due to obsessive paranoia) that can properly be identified as the reason for the detrimental treatment.

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