Thursday, 29 October 2015

Discrimination: Gesture Politics

'Tim' mimics a 'gay' gesture for a BBC News item.
A gay man has been awarded £7,500 in a landmark case after a member of shop staff made homophobic gestures at him.

Southend County Court heard the man had been subjected to months of gesturing by a staff member at Taylor Edwards locksmith in Shoeburyness.

The man, named only as "Tim", brought an action against the shop and won.

It is thought to be the first time a business has been ordered to pay damages for discrimination that was entirely "non-verbal".

Solicitors from Unity Law said the victim had first been abused when he went to ask for a refund on some locks.

Peter Edwards - it's always the pretty ones.
When Tim left the shop, the man serving him - Peter Edwards - blew a sarcastic kiss at him.

This was followed by about 20 similar mocking gestures when Tim was passing the shop and Mr Edwards was on a cigarette break, Unity Law said.

Tim went on to bring an action against Taylor Edwards, alleging discrimination under the Equality Act, which prevents anyone supplying goods or services from discriminating against customers on a variety of grounds, including race, religion, disability and sexual orientation...

BBC News. 

Have to say Fagburn is conflicted over this.

Part of me thinks the fine is a tad excessive, and Mr Edwards should be personally liable.

Part of me thinks 'Tim' should have manned up and smashed the twat's fugly fucking face into the lathe.

Is being a persistently annoying bigoted twat enshrined as 'freedom of speech'?

But mainly I'm just going HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

PS Why not call Taylor Edwards on 01702 297480 and ask to speak to Peter?

That's if the cunt hasn't been sacked yet.

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