Category Archives: Religion & Belief

Philosophical Beliefs and Discrimination

Can an employee be discriminated against for a philosophical belief when that employee is the only person to hold that belief? In a recent case decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (Gray v Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd ) the issue of philosophical beliefs was considered in a situation where the employee held a belief which […]

Discrimination for Religious Beliefs

Genuine religious beliefs requiring protection? In this case the interesting question arose with regards to an employee’s true motivation for requiring an extended period of annual leave off over the school summer holidays. Gareddu v London Underground Ltd  The Law Section 10 of the Equality Act 2010 states: (1) Religion means any religion and a reference to […]

When is a dress code ban discrimination?

Is a dress code ban which prevented a Muslim woman from wearing a headscarf at work discrimination?  In a recent case which has been referred to the European Court of Justice by the Belgian Courts the question of discrimination and dress code has been considered at length and provides some useful information to consider. The […]

Indirect Discrimination: religion and belief

Considering comparators with regards to Indirect Discrimination In this case, dealt with by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, unusual issues led to consideration of indirect discrimination with regards to religion and belief. The Law The Equality Act 2010 provides protection from discrimination due to various ‘protected characteristics’ one of which is religion or belief. In respect […]

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