The case was the first lodged under the Employment Equality Sexual Orientation Act and is expected to open the way for other similar claims. A City law firm known for our good sense and ability to deliver effective solutions. After the meal, the group went to the bar and the insults went up a gear. The tribunal had heard that directors had also presented him with a T-shirt with pink lettering before a conference of 60 colleagues and that he was called a queen and a queer. The next day, Whitfield was giving a minute presentation to the conference. Despite that, Whitfield last week became the first worker in Britain to win a case under new the Employment Equality Sexual Orientation Act that came into force in Decemberaimed at preventing gay workers suffering discrimination:
This time Whitfield found the comment harder to ignore.
It was a boisterous office but not an unpleasant one. Rob Whitfield, 28, who was nicknamed Sebastian by senior colleagues after a camp character in the BBC's Little Britain show, became the first person to win a case on the basis of discrimination stemming from his sexual orientation. I was sleeping very little and spent my evenings and weekends dreading work and reliving the humiliations I had suffered.