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  • English v Thomas Sanderson Blinds

    Date:
    19 December 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal has held that the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 do cover homophobic abuse against a man who is not gay and who is not perceived to be gay by those who made the remarks.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 October 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Tina McKevitt, lecturer in employment law at University of Sheffield, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Sex discrimination: Homophobic abuse not discrimination on grounds of sex

    Date:
    15 October 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Pearce v Governing Body of Mayfield School, the Court of Appeal holds that in determining whether a lesbian teacher has been discriminated against on grounds of sex, the correct comparator to use is a male homosexual teacher.

  • Harassment of homosexual not discriminatory

    Date:
    1 May 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

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