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HR Magazine quotes Nick Hurley on sexual harassment claims against Pizza Hut

An employment tribunal has ruled that two Pizza Hut workers were sacked for speaking up about being sexually harassed.

Of the two complaints made about wrongful dismissal and sexual harassment by Kailam Fearn and Sian Murphy, both were successful. Judgement on the compensation Fearn and Murphy should receive has been scheduled for next year.

The ruling follows public scrutiny around another fast food giant, McDonalds, after the BBC reported over 100 staff made allegations about sexual misconduct and a toxic culture.

Nick Hurley, Partner and Head of the Employment Group, comments on the ruling:

Pizza Hut would be advised to improve their training and policies around sexual harassment. They are not the only fast food franchise to face public scrutiny for failing to tackle sexual harassment, which suggests there may be a wider problem in the sector.

Read the full article in HR Magazine here.

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