Pearce v Governing Body of Mayfield Secondary School [2000] IRLR 548 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Homophobic abuse not discriminatory

    Date:
    1 September 2000

    In Pearce v Governing Body of Mayfield School (7 April 2000) EOR93B, the EAT rules that a woman teacher who was subjected to gender-specific homophobic verbal abuse was not unlawfully discriminated against on grounds of sex.

  • Sex discrimination: Gender-specific homophobic abuse is not automatically sex discrimination

    Date:
    15 June 2000

    In Pearce v Governing Body of Mayfield Secondary School, the EAT upholds an employment tribunal's decision that the only discrimination against a lesbian schoolteacher, who had suffered from regular homophobic abuse by pupils at her school, was on grounds of sexual orientation and not on grounds of sex.