Church of England Priest brings direct discrimination claim


Re: Reverend Canon J C Pemberton v Reverend Richard Inwood UKEAT/0072/16/BA

The claimant was a CoE Priest who had his permission to officiate revoked, and was refused an Extra Parochial Ministry License when he married his husband. The claimant brought proceedings complaining of unlawful direct discrimination because of sexual orientation and/or marital status and of unlawful harassment related to sexual orientation under the Equality Act, s 53.

Thomas Linden QC was involved in this case.