Religious Discrimination

Breslin v Loughrey

Introduction Hello and welcome to our case of the week. This week we’re in Northern Ireland looking at a discrimination case. The case demonstrates that Tribunal’s aren’t afraid to award the maximum amount for injury to feelings in instances of particularly blatant discrimination. Facts Mr. Breslin (the Claimant) and Ms. Loughry (the Respondent) had known [...]

Ms Seyi Omooba v Global Artists & Leicester Theatre Trust Ltd

Christian Actor Sacked Because of Allegedly Homophobic Facebook Post  Introduction Hello and welcome to our weekly case law update. Today’s case concerns an actress who was sacked because of an allegedly homophobic Facebook post. Facts Seyi Omooba was an actor represented by Global Artists. In 2019, she landed the lead role in the play ‘The [...]

Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd & Ors.

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week’s double update looked at breach of contract and employment tribunal proceedings. This week we will be looking at religion/belief discrimination and vegetarianism. Previous updates on religion/belief discrimination set out the definitions of both a religion and a belief. This week we will be […]

By |2019-12-15T13:35:55+00:00September 19th, 2019|Religious Discrimination|0 Comments

Page v NHS Development Authority

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our monthly employment law update that had features on sexual harassment, Tribunal delays, PILON and vegan whistleblowing. Prior to that, our previous case law update concerned limitation dates and tribunal procedure, a thrilling affair for those looking to fill some time […]

By |2019-12-15T14:03:27+00:00July 4th, 2019|Religious Discrimination|0 Comments

Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd

Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. You may have noticed that last week’s case on sexual harassment was an ET case and thus not binding precedent in future cases. The reason this case was covered was due to a dearth of recent cases with practical implication. This shortage has continued […]

Gray v Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week was our monthly employment law update which had features on the Parliament pairing scandal, caste discrimination, the Government’s sexual harassment report and PAYE for gig workers. We also had our warm weather guidance, publishing this only caused a brief forty-eight hour storm but […]

Religious/Belief Discrimination ACAS Guidance

In further guidance news, ACAS has released religion and belief guidance. This guidance gives examples of how certain workplace situations; recruitment, discussing religion at work, changing facilities, food, fasting, observing religious events etc. interact with the Equality Act 2010. The guidance doesn’t say much new but is the latest guidance that employment tribunals will use to decide […]

By |2019-12-24T16:05:55+00:00May 31st, 2018|Religious Discrimination|0 Comments

Bakkali v Great Manchester Buses (South) Ltd

This case is about race discrimination and religious discrimination. This case particularly relates to direct discrimination and harassment. For any of the protected characteristics, direct discrimination is defined in Section 13 of the Equality Act 2010 as a person discriminates against another if, because of a protected characteristic, a person is treated less favourably than […]

Google Memo – The Equality/Free Speech balance

The Football Association isn’t the only organisation to suffer a reputational blow this month. Tech giant, Google, a predominantly left-leaning firm, caused a stir when one of its engineers circled a ten-page memo about the issue of gender equality and why women were genetically less suited to tech and leadership roles. The memo states that women are […]

Workwear News – EU Headscarf Cases

In further dress code news we have an EU case for you. Whilst we may not be a member for much longer, it seems the EU has given an important verdict on religious clothing in the work place. In Achbita & Anor v G4S Secure Solutions, the Claimant was banned from wearing a headscarf due […]

By |2017-04-28T08:28:30+00:00April 28th, 2017|Religious Discrimination|0 Comments

A guide to Bank Holiday working

Last month we did a guide to warm weather working. Additionally, this summer has seen two major sporting events which can lead to higher levels of leave, and, some employers have an increased amount of Bank Holidays in this holiday year. With that in mind and a Bank Holiday looming on the horizon, we thought it would be a […]

By |2019-12-24T20:21:49+00:00August 25th, 2016|E Learning, Religious Discrimination|0 Comments

Race, Religious and Sex Discrimination – Muslim women face triple penalty

A report by the Women and Equalities Committee has found that Muslim women are three times less likely to be in work due to the perceived triple penalty of being a women, a Muslim and being BAME. Religion is believed to be the main cause due to a rise in Islamophobia in society as a whole. This […]

By |2016-08-25T10:11:52+00:00August 25th, 2016|Religious Discrimination|0 Comments

Tabloid HR – Employee under investigation for royal f*** up

Every month we bring you an employment law related story that somehow gets swept up in the imperfect storm that is tabloid journalism. This month’s story is so sensationalist it may even result in the Daily Mail being able to describe celebrities’ legs as something other than pins! In a recent Sun headline, Angela Gibbins, Head […]

By |2016-07-29T08:59:04+00:00July 29th, 2016|Religious Discrimination|0 Comments

Religious discrimination update – Right to time off judgment

A recent ET judgment suggests there is no guarantee to long periods of time off for religious reasons. In Garedu v London Underground the ET held the Respondent was right to reject the Claimant’s request to five weeks off in summer to attend a religious festival in Italy, his country of origin. The Claimant had […]

By |2016-02-26T10:45:37+00:00February 26th, 2016|Religious Discrimination|0 Comments