Lisboa v Realpubs Ltd and others EAT/0224/10
Reports relating to this case:
Sexual orientation discrimination: Pub's "repositioning" unlawfully discriminated on ground of sexual orientation
- 18 May 2011
In Lisboa v Realpubs Ltd and others EAT/0224/10, the EAT held that the way in which the employer pursued its strategy to "reposition" a formerly gay pub to widen its customer base amounted to treating its customers less favourably on grounds of sexual orientation. Accordingly, an assistant manager who was required to cooperate with and work within that strategy suffered direct discrimination and was constructively dismissed.
- 20 January 2011
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer discriminated against a gay employee when it implemented a re-positioning policy, for a pub, that discriminated against gay customers.