Higgs v Farmor’s School 
Decision NumberEAT 89
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
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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