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EAT decision re religious and sex discrimination - Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd v De Groen [EAT] 12.02.19 (Unreported)

The dismissal of a teacher from an ultra-orthodox Jewish nursery because she refused to lie about cohabiting with her boyfriend was not discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief because the motive of the discriminator was irrelevant, Lee v Ashers Baking Co Ltd [2018] UKSC 49, [2018] 3 W.L.R. 1294, [2018] 10 WLUK 183, [2018] 12 C.L. 178 followed. However, the nursery's criticisms of her at a meeting and in her dismissal letter amounted to less favourable treatment on the grounds of her sex.
Category: Employment » Religious discrimination; Sex discrimination; Sexual harassment. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector.
Source: UKEAT/0059/18.

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