In this case about discrimination in the provision of goods and services, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has held that a Christian bakery committed direct sexual orientation discrimination when it refused to fulfil an order for a cake featuring a message in support of same-sex marriage.
Updated to include information on Garamukanwa v Solent NHS Trust, in which the EAT considered whether or not an employee had a right to privacy in respect of emails and photographs on his iPhone relating to a work colleague.
In DLA Piper's case of the week, Black and another v Wilkinson, the Court of Appeal upheld a decision that a B&B owner's refusal to provide accommodation to a gay couple was discriminatory.
In Eweida and others v United Kingdom  IRLR 231 ECHR, the European Court of Human Rights held that, in failing to protect a Christian employee's desire to manifest her religion by wearing a visible cross at work, the UK breached the positive obligation under art.9 of the European Convention on Human Rights to secure her right to freedom of expression.
The European Court of Human Rights has held that a Christian employee's right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion under art.9 of the European Convention on Human Rights was breached when the UK courts found that she was not discriminated against by British Airways' uniform policy, which prevented her from wearing visible items of jewellery at work.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers sexual orientation discrimination.
In Ladele v London Borough of Islington  EWCA Civ 1357 CA, the Court of Appeal held that a registrar with strong Christian beliefs about marriage who was threatened with dismissal for refusing to carry out civil partnership work did not suffer unlawful religious discrimination.
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers religion or belief discrimination.
The Court of Appeal has held that a registrar who refused to conduct civil partnership ceremonies between same-sex couples on the grounds that to do so would violate her Christian beliefs was not discriminated against on the grounds of her religion.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has agreed with an employment tribunal decision that a counsellor who was dismissed after he refused to give advice to same-sex couples was not discriminated against because of his religious beliefs.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to art.9 of the Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion).