Chatwal v Wandsworth Council is a classic example of a neutral work requirement – the requirement that each team member has to take turns in cleaning the staff kitchen and fridge – that could indirectly discriminate against someone on grounds of religion. In this case Mr Chatwal’s particular form of sikhism forbade touching meat – having a requirement that could involving coming into contact with meat or meat remnants – could conflict with his religion.

The EAT have sent this one back to the ET to re-consider the point.