The 'Gay Cake' case

The ‘Gay Cake’ case

Is it discriminatory for a devout Christian baker to refuse to bake a cake bearing the message ‘Support Gay Marriage’? No, the Supreme Court has said in Lee v Ashers Bakery. Mr Lee is a gay rights activist in Northern Ireland. He ordered a cake saying ‘Support Gay Marriage’.

Harassment

Harassment

Is it harassment to call an employee a ‘fat ginger pikey’? Not in Evans v Xactly the Employment Appeal Tribunal has said.  The employee was a sales executive with type 1 diabetes and links to the traveller community.

Data Protection Breach

Data Protection Breach

Is an employer responsible for the actions of an employee who has ‘gone rogue’ and deliberately posted sensitive employee data online? Yes, the Court of Appeal has said in Morrisons v Various Claimants. Mr Skelton was an internal auditor at Morrisons. He had been recently disciplined and held a grudge against the company. He took…

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week

In 2000, an independent work-related road safety task group carried out a survey, which established that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve someone who is at work at the time. This is likely to account for over 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries every week. While employers have no control over…