Religious Discrimination

Omooba v Michael Garret Associates

Hello everyone and thank you for joining us for another case of the week update. For everyone that missed our last update about a whistleblowing claim, you can find that here. This week, we are looking at whether a Christian actress can be fairly dismissed from a lesbian role in the case of Omooba v [...]

Mr Allan Steele v The Ministry of Defence

Hello again and welcome back to our case of the week. Last week we had our monthly newsletter for October 2023, where we looked at Freddie Flintoff’s settlement with the BBC and employers aiming to be more inclusive to reflect equality and diversity in their recruitment processes. In our lighter side of the news, we [...]


Is Your Company Culturally Clueless? The Risks of Ignoring Cultural Awareness in the Workplace. Welcome back to our weekly case update. We hope you are all looking forward to the last long weekend in May! Especially as the next bank holiday isn't until August. For those unfortunate enough to have missed our last update, you [...]

London Fire Brigade Report Reveals Culture of Racism and Misogyny

Last month we heard of a disturbing culture in The Royal Navy submarines. This month a report has revealed the London Fire Brigade is little better. An independent review found there was a disturbing culture of bullying and harassment against both ethnic minorities and women and this was evident at all levels of the service. [...]

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations v Jones

This week we are looking at philosophical belief discrimination. Both religion and philosophical beliefs are protected characteristics under Section 10 of the Equality Act 2010. Philosophical beliefs can include political beliefs, veganism and even a belief public money is being wasted. The test for a philosophical belief was defined in the case of Granger as follows: [...]

Joined Cases and WABE and MH Müller Handel

Hello and welcome to this week’s case of the week. This week, we will be looking at whether a company policy that requires employees to remove their hijabs is discriminatory. This is an EU law case. We are no longer in the EU, so this law is no longer binding in our courts, but nevertheless [...]

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 […]

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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 […]