Case update (2): Religious discrimination & headscarves

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What do we already know? We updated you in our March 2017 Newsflash Religious discrimination & headscarves that the CJEU had heard the cases of Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions and Bougnaoui and another v Micropole SA and decided that if an employer: has a policy of ‘neutrality’ (banning all wearing of political, religious or…
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Newsflash: Religious discrimination & headscarves

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What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2016 Newsletter Case update (2): Religious discrimination – dress code on Advocate General Opinions in respect of the legality of bans on wearing headscarves at work (Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions NV and Bougnaoui and another v Micropole SA). The Advocate Generals…
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Case update (2): Religious discrimination – Refusal of holiday

Summary: Can refusal of a five-week holiday to attend religious festivals be non-discriminatory, even without the need for the employer’s justification of its decision? Yes, says the EAT in Gareddu v London Underground Ltd available here, if the request is not in fact a genuine manifestation of the employee’s religious belief. Facts:  Mr Gareddu, the…
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Case update (2): Religious discrimination – dress code

What do we already know? In our June 2016 Newsletter Case update (2): Religious discrimination – dress code we updated you on Advocate General Kokott’s Opinion in Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions NV, available here. Advocate General Kokott’s Opinion was that employers can prevent female Muslim employees wearing a headscarf at work if…
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Case update (2): Religious discrimination – dress code

Summary: Can employers prevent female Muslim employees wearing a headscarf at work? Yes, if the prohibition stems from a general neutrality policy, says Advocate General Kokott, in Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions NV, available here. Facts:  The employee, Ms Achbita, a Muslim, was employed by G4S in 2003 as a receptionist working in…
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Blog: To beard or not to beard?

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By Simon Martin I noticed the first mince pie display in my local supermarket earlier this month. As we hurtle towards the festive period (has it started already?) we’ll soon be arriving at “Movember”. To the uninitiated, it’s a month when men grow moustaches, from a standing start, to raise money and awareness for men’s…
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January 2013 case update

Religious rights – are staff protected? Summary: Does UK law adequately sufficiently protect employees’ right to manifest their religious beliefs in the workplace? Not in all situations, says the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The case, Eweida and others v United Kingdom [2013] is available here. Facts: This case concerned four claims of religious…
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