British national Stephen English claims his former coworkers harassed him because he lives in homo-heavy.
The taunts started, he claims, when an area sales manager discovered that he had been to boarding school and lived in Brighton, which has a high proportion of gays in its population.
“He appeared to have assumed from these two facts that I had homosexual tendencies, despite the fact that I was happily married with three daughters,” he told the employment tribunal.
“It became obvious to me that he had shared his views with numerous colleagues. I regularly had to endure remarks such as ‘faggot’ at national sales meetings, team meetings at my home and regional managers’ meetings.
English couldn’t handle the nagging and eventually quit his gig. He then sued for discrimination, but lost the case. The Equality and Human Rights Commission will now help him appeal the case.