Sunday, January 04, 2009

Islington Council Wins Appeal Over Homophobic Registrar

Here's a bit of good news from a couple of weeks ago that I have only just noticed.

Readers will remember that a Christian Registrar demanded the right to refuse to register same-sex civil partnerships, and accused her employer of discriminating against her on religious grounds when it quite reasonably insisted that she do her job. It was a surprise, as well as a disgrace, when she won her Tribunal claim.

The Council appealed, and the good news is that the Council has won its appeal. Here is what Unison has to say about it.

This is possibly an even better outcome than the Council winning the first time round would have been, as decisions of the Employment Appeal Tribunal become case law, whereas initial Employment Tribunal decisions do not.