Smith v Trafford Housing Trust [2012] EWHC 3221

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales High Court (EWHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Wrongful Dismissal; Damages; Social Networking

Mr Smith worked for Trafford Housing Trust (“the Trust”) as a Housing manager. He posted a link to an article on gay marriages in church on his Facebook page with the comment “an equality too far”. Several co workers commented on this and in response he wrote: “I don‟t understand why people who have no faith and don‟t believe in Christ would want to get hitched in church the bible is quite specific that marriage is for men and women if the state wants to offer civil marriage to same sex then that is up to the state; but the state shouldn‟t impose it‟s rules on places of faith and conscience.” Mr Smith‟s Facebook page noted at the top that he worked for the Trust and

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This article is correct at 23/11/2012

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