Pay v United Kingdom - dismissal of probation officer for scandalous behaviour in his private life was justified - ECtHR 16.9.08
Mr Pay was a probation officer who joined Lancashire Probation Service in 1983. He was well regarded both by his employers and by the courts for the work which he did with sex offenders. In his spare time, Mr Pay ran a company selling bondage, domination and sado-masochism ("BDSM") merchandise through a website. He also had involvement with a club called 'Club Lash'.