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How to prepare a Scott Schedule for a sexual harassment claim

This Scott Schedule is for a sexual harassment claim under Sections 26(2) and (3) of the Equality Act 2010. It will help you identify the questions that you want the Employment Judge to decide, in accordance with the statutory test for sexual harassment (conduct of a sexual nature). It allows you to clearly set out the allegations which are in dispute in a way that the Employment Judge and lay members of the Employment Tribunal can make sense of it.

 

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In a discrimination claim, the Employment Judge may ask you to provide a schedule detailing the discriminatory claim or claims you are complaining of in accordance with the relevant statutory test in the Equality Act 2010. This schedule is called a Scott Schedule and is usually a precursor to another preliminary hearing where the Employment Judge is going to consider whether your claims are out of time and whether your claims fall within the requirements of the Equality Act. Any claim that does not meet the requirements will be struck out, or you could be asked to pay a deposit order of up to £1000 for each allegation, in order to continue.

This book guides you through the requirements of sexual harassment under Sections 26(2) and (3) of the Equality Act 2010. If your claim does not include unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, do not use this Guide. Use the Guide for harassment instead. You are provided with a template for a Scott Schedule, together with directions on how to complete it. In addition, it guides you through the statutory test and the evidence that you will need to backup your claim.

It provides information about;

  • The requirements of a Scott Schedule
  • What is conduct of a sexual nature?
  • What the Employment Tribunal does in claims for unwanted conduct of a sexual nature
  • How to prove the purpose and effect of the unwanted conduct of a sexual nature
  • Keeping within time limits and what to do if some of your claims fall out
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