Updated to include information on Bakkali v Greater Manchester Buses (South) Ltd t/a Stage Coach Manchester, in which the EAT confirmed the importance of "context" in harassment cases.
The law on discrimination in recruitment and selection, including the impact of the Equality Act 2010 on recruitment, direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, the duty to make reasonable adjustments, positive action, occupational requirements, monitoring and keeping records.
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.
In Bull and another v Hall and another  UKSC 73 SC, the Supreme Court held that Christian hotel owners directly discriminated against a same-sex couple who were civil partners when they refused them a double-bedded room in accordance with their policy of letting such rooms to married couples only.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to sexual orientation discrimination.