Non gay man taunted about being gay

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An employer was found to have acted unlawfully in subjecting an employee to taunts from fellow employees about being gay even though he was not gay.

Author: Dennis Chapman
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In a recent case Stephen English v Thomas Sanderson Ltd 2008 the employer was found to have acted unlawfully in subjecting an employee Mr English to taunts from fellow employees about being gay even though he was not gay. 

The tormentors knew this but persisted. 

The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations says that harassment is behaviour, on the grounds of someone’s sexual orientation, whereas the EU Directive refers to, related to someone’s sexual orientation.

Dennis Chapman

In remembrance of Dennis Chapman 1951 -2015

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