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Thank you for your patience. A discrimination claim can be made both against the employer, as a company, and against an individual, who could be an employee of the company. Both will be severally liable and if the claimant is successful then the tribunal can apportion the blame between the two respondents, depending on how guilty they believe each party is. Each respondent will need to defend themselves separately although it is common practice for the employer to assist the individual co-respondent if they are their employee and especially if they believe that they are innocent and that the claim is spurious or malicious.
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