Houston v Swissport GB Ltd & Colin Morrow [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    93/16 FET 2247/16
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal (NIIET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Discriminatory Dismissal; Direct Discrimination; Harassment; Victimisation; Grounds of Sexual Orientation and/or Religious Belief/Political Opinion; Homosexuality

The claimant was employed by the respondent which provided baggage handling and cargo handling services at Belfast International Airport. He had been employed on a part-time and temporary contract which was initially renewed but then later allowed to expire. The claimant was also a Christian pastor and did not approve of same sex relationships or same sex marriages. He made allegations that he had been subjected to various acts of unlawful harassment and discrimination including ‘sickening and offensive’ graffiti in the staff toilets aimed at him as well as a pink deodorant canister being left in his locker which he regarded as harassment due to the colour being associated with

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This article is correct at 10/08/2017

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