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I have been working at a Hotel 3 months now and

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Hi, I have been working at a Hotel for about 3 months now and generally speaking, it has been enjoyable. However, a couple of days ago my Operations Manager made a hurtful remark saying that I have 'Short Leg Syndrome' in front of several other members of staff which I found humiliating and has made me very self conscious since. Do I have grounds to take civil proceedings against her?
Any advice greatly appreciated
1. You can sue this Operations manager for harassment under the Equality Act, 2010, which makes harassment of this nature a civil wrong in the workplace. Additionally, you should also make a complaint to your employer as your employer has a potential liability for discrimination if you can show the Operations Manager discriminated against you on the basis of your disability, which is a shorter leg. Your employer must show they took "reasonable measures" to ensure you weren't discriminated against by the Operations Manager on this basis. However, you must first make a workplace complaint before you issue civil proceedings.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you very much for your advice! Although I have a pair of legs reasonably similar in size and don't have a disability as such, this is sound advice