Duty not to discriminate against your Customers

A County Court case in Northern Ireland illustrates the issues that businesses in England and Wales may face under the Equality Act 2010. In this case, the court held that a bakery’s refusal to bake a cake for a homosexual customer with the caption “Support Gay Marriage” amounted to direct discrimination on grounds of his sexual orientation. The case was against the bakery and its two directors, who were Christians.

Contact us for further details on this case or for helpful guidance on the duties that a business owes to members of the public when they are provided with goods, services or facilities.

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