Smith v Safeway plc [1995] IRLR 132 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Pony-tail rule discriminatory

    Date:
    1 March 1995

    In Smith v Safeway plc (9 December 1994) EOR60B, the EAT, by a majority decision, holds that it was unlawfully discriminatory to dismiss a man for having long hair in circumstances in which a woman with long hair would not have been dismissed.

  • Sex discrimination: Pony-tail ban was discriminatory

    Date:
    1 February 1995

    The dismissal of a man for wearing a pony-tail was an act of sex discrimination, holds the EAT in Smith v Safeway plc.