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.
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.
In Grant v South West Trains Ltd the High Court has rejected a claim that denial of travel benefits to the same-sex partner of a female employee was in breach of her contract of employment.
In R v Secretary of State for Defence ex parte Perkins, the High Court refers three questions to the European Court of Justice concerning the compatibility with the EC Equal Treatment Directive of the Armed Forces' longstanding policy of discharging any person of homosexual orientation.
In R v Secretary of State for Defence ex parte Perkins (13 March 1997) EOR73B, the High Court refers questions to the European Court of Justice relating to whether discrimination on grounds of a person's sexual orientation is discrimination on grounds of sex contrary to the Equal Treatment Directive.
In Smith v Gardner Merchant Ltd (13 February 1996) EOR67E, the EAT holds that harassment of a homosexual on grounds of sexual orientation cannot be regarded as falling within the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of sex.
In R v Ministry of Defence ex parte Smith and others (3 November 1995) EOR66B, the Court of Appeal rejects the challenge to the lawfulness of the policy by which homosexual men and women are not permitted to serve in the armed forces.
In R v Ministry of Defence ex parte Smith and others (7 June 1995) EOR62F, the Divisional Court rules that the policy that homosexual men and women are not permitted to serve in the armed forces is not unlawful.
A security officer who was subjected to homosexual harassment was unlawfully discriminated against, a Cardiff industrial tribunal (Chair: A Rees) has ruled in Gates v Security Express Guards.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to sexual orientation discrimination.