Claimant’s move to US did not limit liabiltiy for lost earnings

Karen Carlucci, a former IT sales account manager with software giant Oracle, was yesterday awarded a further £60,000 in damages.

Carlucci, 38, sued the company for sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal. She told the tribunal that her former boss sent her a sexist e-mail and had an inappropriate calendar, showing naked women, on his desk.

She had originally wanted £370,000 in damages, but an employment tribunal ruled that her loss of earnings could be claimed only up until her decision to relocate to the US in December 2003, six months after being dismissed by the company, and gave her almost £100,000.

Yesterday, however, the Employment Appeal Tribunal said that the original tribunal had erred.

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