Updated to include information on Michalak v General Medical Council and others, in which the Supreme Court held that the employment tribunal had jurisdiction to hear a discrimination claim against the General Medical Council.
A table listing the sexual orientation discrimination awards made by employment tribunals in 2016/17.
In July 1967, the Sexual Offences Act 1967 partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales. To mark the 50th anniversary of this seminal moment in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, we highlight some of the key milestones for workplace protection against sexual orientation discrimination.
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.
A table listing the sexual orientation discrimination awards made by employment tribunals in 2015/16.
A table listing the sexual orientation discrimination awards made by employment tribunals in 2014/15.
In this employment tribunal decision, a manager's detrimental comments about the claimant's sexuality - including a greeting of "hello darling" with a limp wrist gesture - were found to constitute direct discrimination, but not harassment.
The Supreme Court has held that the owners of a bed and breakfast, whose religious beliefs include that sexual relations outside heterosexual marriage are sinful, could not justify their refusal to give civil partners a room with a double bed, in this important discrimination case on the conflict between sexual orientation laws and the right to manifest religious beliefs.
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.
Additional information on the law on sexual orientation discrimination for local authority employers, including Green Book provisions. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on sexual orientation discrimination.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to sexual orientation discrimination.