Complainant and Various (Bakery Case) Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyWorkplace Relations Commission (WRC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
In a recent decision of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) it was found that a Dublin bakery did not discriminate by refusing to bake a cake containing the words, “gay marriage is a perversion of equality”. The man who placed the order with the bakery took a case under the Equal Status Acts after the decision in the Belfast case of Ashers bakery. The Court found Ashers bakery had discriminated against the customer by refusing to make a cake with a pro-gay-marriage message.
The complainant in the instant case described the Ashers case as, what he believed to be, relevant case law with the roles reversed. Further, he stated that he wanted to balance out the Asher’s bakery case, saying,
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