This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering sexual orientation discrimination.
Tina McKevitt, lecturer in employment law at University of Sheffield, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.
The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 does not protect homosexuals from discrimination on grounds of their sexual preference, holds the EAT in Smith v Gardner Merchant Ltd.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to direct sexual orientation discrimination.