Booth to act in EOC case

Cherie Booth QC will this week argue before the European Court of Justice that a lesbian rail employee was discriminated against when her partner was refused a concessionary travel pass.

Booth, instructed by Sheridans, will argue that South West trains breached EU law in refusing employee Lisa Grant the pass. If she had been living with or was married to a man she would have got a permit.

Sheridans employment partner Ruth Harvey said the case would break new ground in the area of discrimination and equal opportunities.