Adrian Smith, a manager at Trafford Housing Trust, was demoted for making comments on Facebook opposing gay marriage. On 16 November, Mr Justice Briggs in Smith v Trafford Housing Trust  EWHC 3221 held that Mr Smith was demoted in breach of contract, but awarded him less than £100 in compensation.
On his Facebook page Adrian Smith posted a link to a BBC news item about gay marriage with the comment “an equality too far” underneath. After two comments from work colleagues questioning his position, he posted a second comment “…I don’t u...
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