Black & Anor v Wilkinson  EWCA Civ 820Posted in: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 820
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
In this case the Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the County Court, which was widely reported at the time, that a B&B owner had discriminated against a homosexual couple by refusing them accommodation.
The Claimants, a homosexual couple who were not in a civil partnership, had booked to stay in a double room in the Defendant’s B&B. The Defendant, who is a committed Christian, refused to let them stay making clear it was because she did not like the idea of two men sharing a bed.
The County Court found that this was unlawful discrimination in the provision of facilities on grounds
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.
Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe
24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues
Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law
Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from Maxine Orr, Partner at Worthingtons Solicitors
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.