Panesar v The Nestle Co Ltd [1980] IRLR 60 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Panesar v The Nestle Co Ltd

    Date:
    1 February 1980

    In Panesar v The Nestle Co Ltd [1980] IRLR 60 EAT, the EAT held that the respondents' rule forbidding beards in their chocolate and coffee products factory was "justifiable", notwithstanding that the proportion of Sikhs who could comply with it was considerably smaller than the proportion of persons not of that racial group who could comply with it.