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On the facts of the case, a tribunal was entitled to find it was not EqA harassment to call a colleague a ‘fat ginger pikey’.

A sales rep claimed disability (and racial) harassment contrary to the Equality Act for having been called a ‘fat ginger pikey’ and various other things at work.

The office culture was one of jibing and teasing, in which the claimant actively participated.

In Evans v Xactly the EAT held the tribunal was entitled to decide that here there was no harassment.

The claimant had type 1 diabetes and an under-active thyroid, but was not perceived by colleagues as overweight.

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