The UK’s Manchester Employment Tribunal has awarded a former therapist £25,000 on her employment discrimination claim brought under the Equality Act of 2010.  This award is surprising to the extent that she was employed for only 19 days.


The Gloucestershire Echo reports that the Court held that in spite of the employee’s very brief tenure, she was entitled to damages reflecting the time she likely would need to find a new job, plus "injury to [her] feelings."


Like American anti-discrimination laws, the Equality Act prohibits discrimination or harassment based upon sex or any other "protected characteristic" such as race, religion or sexual orientation.