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Comparing unfavourable treatment

This report relates to 1 case(s)

In Smyth v Croft Inns Ltd (29 August 1995) EOR66C, the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland holds that there was unlawful discrimination on religious grounds against a Roman Catholic barman when the employers failed to respond to a sectarian threat to his safety from a customer. In so finding, the Court of Appeal rejects the argument that it was the customer rather than the employer who committed the allegedly discriminatory act, and that there was no discrimination in any event because a Protestant barman who had been threatened would have been treated the same.