Ashers v Lee and the its impact in employment sphere

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 9 November 2018
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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Scott: I don't want to go into the background of the Ashers v Lee case, I think everybody knows about Mr. Lee. He went into Ashers. He bought a cake. They took the money. They then said, "We're not going to take it because we don't like the message on the cake."

The decision was appealed there to the court of appeal. He won the case at the court of appeal. The Supreme Court in Belfast then heard the appeal from that and the Supreme Court has come down in favour of the McArthurs, the owners of the Ashers Bakery. In essence, they said they weren't opposed to Mr. Lee, in fact, I think he'd been a previous customer, opposed to the message that was on the cake, which said, "Support Gay

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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