Full text: A judge has ruled that a British company that was accused of making discriminatory remarks about gay people can continue to operate in the UK.
In a landmark ruling that could have wider implications for companies operating in the country, the judge said it was the case that a UK company, the American company DLA Piper, which has made similar discriminatory statements about the gay community, can continue its operations in the United Kingdom.DLA Piper has been accused of ‘fearmongering’ about gay men and women and discriminating against them.
In the landmark decision, Judge Christopher Hogg QC said that the company could continue its business activities in the EU despite its conduct.
The judge said that although the British legal system has made a number of claims about DLA Pipes conduct, they were not enough to establish that DLAPiper had acted with malice or intent to discriminate against gay men.DALPiper has said that it has been made aware of concerns raised by the LGBT community.
The company has also argued that its conduct has been limited to making small improvements to the website.
The court ruled that the British courts did not have the power to stop the company from operating in Britain because it is a British person.
Dala Piper is currently based in the US.
In 2014, the US Supreme Court ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation could not be established by the mere fact of sexual activity.
However, the UK’s High Court said that a defendant may be allowed to establish discrimination if it is based on the person’s sexual orientation.
The ruling has huge implications for businesses operating in England and Wales, as well as the rest of the EU.
DLAPipes chief executive Brian Cullinan said the decision was a significant step towards equal treatment of all people.’
This case has broad implications for the future of LGBT equality in our society,’ Cullinann said.’
It is a clear win for our LGBT colleagues, partners and customers.’DLA has long been committed to providing our customers with the highest level of protection against discrimination and to working to create a safe, welcoming and inclusive workplace.’
The company is also appealing the decision, saying that it is ‘not a matter for the court to resolve’.