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Gay headteacher was constructively dismissed during flawed disciplinary process from which sexual orientation discrimination could be inferred

A gay headteacher was constructively dismissed during a disciplinary process which was flawed. The disciplinary process involved investigations into his sex life, namely having sex with two 17-year-old boys he met on Grindr. The flaws were held to be sufficient to entitle him to resign. Furthermore, the way in which the investigating officer conducted himself showed unconscious bias. Therefore, the Employment Appeals Tribunal agreed with the employment tribunal that an inference could be drawn that sexual orientation discrimination had taken place. The employment tribunal found that the school governors had not fulfilled their roles properly as panel members ought to have led them to consider whether they too had discriminated on grounds of sexual orientation.