H v Ministry of Defence

Our case of H v Ministry of Defence was reported in the Daily Mail here:


And Times, here:


It is important because, despite her assailant being acquitted of sexual assault by penetration at court martial, H was able to persuade the Employment Tribunal that her assailant had done what she had alleged, and that the RAF was responsible for it, because it had occurred ‘during the course of her employment’.

Despite accepting that the male corporal had sexually assaulted her, the RAF allowed him to continue serving in the RAF until late 2022 when he was permitted to leave at his own request (and presumably with all attendant benefits). He was not dismissed in disgrace. And despite professing to have a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to sexual harassment and assault, the RAF/MoD are now appealing the judgment.