Cherfi v G4S Security Services Ltd EAT/0379/10
Reports relating to this case:
- 20 December 2011
In Cherfi v G4S Security Services Ltd EAT/0379/10, the EAT held that an employer's refusal for business reasons to allow a Muslim security guard to leave the workplace to attend a mosque on Fridays was proportionate and justified. Accordingly, it did not amount to unlawful indirect religious discrimination.
Refusal to allow security guard to attend mosque on Friday at lunchtime was not indirect religious discrimination
- 3 June 2011
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a refusal to allow a Muslim guard to attend a mosque during working hours, which would have jeopardised his employer's commercial contract to provide security services, was not indirect religious discrimination.