Case - Snowball v Gardner Merchant Ltd

[1987] ICR 719, [1987] IRLR 397 , Employment Appeal Tribunal - Lord Hendy QC

Appeal against refusal to exclude evidence given by applicant under cross- examination on her complaint of sexual discrimination and harassment. Cross- examination had been directed to showing that her attitude to sexual matters was such that it was unlikely that she would have been affected by the alleged harassment. HELD: Under Industrial Tribunal(Rules of Procedure) Regs 1985,Sch 1 r.8, IT was not bound by strict rules of evidence. The evidence was relevant & applicant had failed to show that it was of a kind which no reasonable industrial tribunal would have admitted. Appeal dismissed.

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