19 June 2009
Teacher claims discrimination over sexuality
A teacher is claiming he was the victim of discrimination concerning his sexuality.
According to reports in Scottish newspaper the Daily Record, James Campbell has asked an employment tribunal to hear his case.
The 62-year-old, who is straight and has a wife, alleges that he was the victim of crude comments from pupils suggesting he was gay.
According to the teacher, he was called a variety of names and students made reference to homosexual acts.
He said: "Somebody has called me all these names. I think it is just and equitable that the case is heard. It is still affecting me. When I see kids nowadays, I hate them because I expect the same thing as what happened to me at school."
Mr Campbell, who took early retirement in August 2007, is making his claim against Falkirk council - a unitary authority which provides services to a population of over 150,000 located over an area covering 112 square miles.