Although bearing in mind that the facts took place before the coming into force of the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003, the case of Pearce v Governing Body of Mayfield School demonstrates how a claim can fail when a ground of discrimination is not adequately recognised by the legislation. Pearce was a teacher who was subjected to taunts and threatening behaviour concerning her sexual orientation. She brought a claim alleging both sex discrimination and discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. At that time, discriminating against a person based on their sexual orientation was not forbidden by UK law […]