Grant v HM Land Registry - voluntary disclosure of sexuality means that simple discussion of it by colleagues is not unlawful discrimination

The fact that a homosexual person has deliberately "come out" as gay is a crucial factor in deciding whether he has been subjected to unlawful discrimination; in voluntarily disclosing his sexuality that individual inherently takes the chance of becoming the subject of gossip which, provided it is not ill-intentioned, would not in itself be discriminatory. An employment tribunal was wrong when it failed to take this point into account.

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