The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, consistently provoked the female member of staff over her beliefs in what is understood to be the first case of its kind.
A court heard how the defendant discovered through friends that his victim was a Pagan – a legally recognised religion – and then “jumped on the bandwagon”.
He pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated harassment over a period of more than six weeks while she was at work at the restaurant.
Simon Newell, prosecuting, said: “The defendant has found out others have called her (the victim) a Pagan and he has jumped on the bandwagon.
“He was soon made aware of the effect it was having by the victim and senior staff. He knew this was unacceptable and then continued. He accepted in interview he did it to annoy her.
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