How to prepare a scott schedule for a harassment claim
In a discrimination claim, the Employment Judge may ask you to provide a schedule detailing the direct discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or victimisation claims you are making in a Scott Schedule. A discrimination claim must be presented in accordance with the relevant statutory test in the Equality Act 2010. The Scott Schedule 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. Claims that don’t meet the requirements may be subject to a payment of a £1000 for each allegation, in order to continue. Worse still, the claim could be struck out.
This book guides you through the requirements of harassment (not sexual harassment) under section 26 of the Equality Act 2010. It contains a template for a Scott Schedule, together with directions on how to complete it. In addition, it guides you through the statutory test for harassment claims and the evidence that you will need to backup your claim.
It provides information about;
- The requirements of a Scott Schedule
- How to prove harassment
- The purpose and effect of the unwanted conduct
- Keeping within time limits and what to do if some of your claims fall out
- Proving that the treatment was because of your protected characteristic
- Further Resources
This Scott Schedule is for a harassment claim under section 26 of the Equality Act 2010. If your claim is for sexual harassment, do not use this Guide. Instead use the Scott Schedule for sexual harassment claims. This Guide will help you identify the questions that you want the Employment Judge to decide, in accordance with the statutory test for harassment. 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.