Higgs v Farmor’s School [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EAT 89
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Issues covered: Religious Discrimination; Social Media


The claimant worked as a pastoral administration/work experience manager in the respondent school.   The claimant made posts on Facebook relating to relationships education and complaints were made.    Following an investigation and disciplinary process the claimant was dismissed.  The nature of the posts related to it being no longer possible to teach according to Christian beliefs when it came to relationship education in Schools.  The basis of the respondent’s actions was that an individual reading the posts could consider them as homophobic or transphobic and that was the reason for the action rather than it relating to the claimant’s

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This article is correct at 13/07/2023

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