Grant v South-West Trains Ltd [1998] IRLR 206 ECJ

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Equal Treatment Directive does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation

    Date:
    1 September 1998

    The ruling by the European Court of Justice in Grant v South-West Trains Ltd that Community law as it stands at present does not cover discrimination based on sexual orientation was decisive of the question whether or not discrimination "on grounds of sex" within the meaning of the EC Equal Treatment Directive includes discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation, holds the High Court in R v Secretary of State for Defence ex parte Perkins (No.2).

  • Equal pay: No protection for homosexuals under Community law

    Date:
    15 March 1998

    Community law on sex discrimination and equal pay does not currently cover discrimination based on an individual's sexual orientation, rules the European Court of Justice in Grant v South-West Trains Ltd.

  • Gay rights claim fails

    Date:
    1 March 1998

    In Grant v South-West Trains Ltd (17 February 1998) EOR78A, the European Court of Justice rules that European Community law does not cover discrimination based on sexual orientation.