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The proposition (in the eponymously titled book) that "fat is a feminist issue" apparently caused much debate, initially in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when its author, Susie Orbach, suggested (among other things) that women were fat (and what follows is a simplistic paraphrasing of her work) because of an unconscious desire to be fat in order to protect themselves against the oppression of being expected to be as thin as the supermodels of the day and to conform...

Employers don’t like harassment claims. The first reason is that employers expect that a tribunal will usually prefer the perception and injured feelings of a claimant over an objective analysis by an employer.  So employers feel that the chips are stacked against them.  However a recent case has shown again that this expectation isn’t necessarily so, and that the context of any alleged harassment matters.  This will be welcome news for employers and should be a warning to speculative claimants. The second...