Reverend Canon Pemberton v Right Reverend Inwood

Employment – Discrimination. The appellant, an ordained priest of the Church of England's claim for direct discrimination pursuant to ss 13 and 53 of the Equality Act 2010 (2010 Act) and a claim for harassment pursuant to ss 26 and 53 of the 2010 Act in relation to the revocation of the Permission to Officiate and the refusal to grant an Extra Parochial Ministry Licence, would be dismissed. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, held that, amongst other things, the defence in sch 9, para 2 of the 2010 Act could be invoked.

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