Religion or belief discrimination categories

All items: Religion or belief discrimination

  • When dress codes and English language requirements discriminate

    19 September 2016

    A strict requirement to speak only English at work or a ban on religious dress at work can lead to the risk of race or religious discrimination, explains Deborah Bulman of Burges Salmon LLP.

  • Advocate General opinion: blanket ban on Muslim headscarves is unlawful

    15 July 2016

    The Advocate General's opinion in Bougnaoui and another v Micropole Univers is that a complete ban on Muslim women wearing a hijab while in contact with customers or clients is discriminatory.

  • Brexit and bullying at work

    13 July 2016

    The Brexit vote has elicited strong feelings on either side and employers need to ensure that their employees do not become victims of bullying and harassment as a result. We provide four examples of scenarios that could result in claims against employers.

  • Hijab-wearing employee dismissed under "neutral" dress code

    16 June 2016

    Does the dismissal of a hijab-wearing Muslim employee by an employer with a policy of religious and ideological neutrality constitute direct and/or indirect religious discrimination, and can any indirect discrimination be justified? Consultant editor Darren Newman examines a recent controversial Advocate General's opinion.

  • Five recent cases against NHS employers

    9 June 2016

    We round up five recent cases against NHS employers that reached the Employment Appeal Tribunal, covering disability discrimination, religious discrimination, whistleblowing, human rights and unfair dismissal.

  • Quick reference: Religious festivals and anniversaries in 2017

    8 June 2016

    The XpertHR Quick reference tool has been updated to give the dates of religious festivals and anniversaries in 2017.

  • Advocate General opinion: "neutral" employers can ban Muslim headscarves

    3 June 2016

    The Advocate General's controversial opinion in Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions NV is that organisations that adopt a policy of religious and political neutrality can ban Muslim women from wearing a hijab at work.

  • Ramadan in the workplace: a guide for employers

    2 June 2016

    Ramadan, a period of religious observance during which many Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, starts on 6 June. We provide tips for employers on supporting employees observing religious festivals.

  • Religious discrimination: EAT ruling on sanctity of marriage

    23 May 2016

    Do marriage vows hold more importance for Christian employees? Can an employer dismiss a Christian employee if she decides to stay in a marriage with a convicted sex offender? These are just two of the issues considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Pendleton v Derbyshire County Council and another.

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Editor's choice: HR and legal information and guidance relating to religion or belief discrimination.