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Religion or belief discrimination: Sunday working policy was justified

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    Mba v Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Merton EAT/0332/12 (0 other reports)

In Mba v Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Merton EAT/0332/12, the EAT upheld the tribunal’s decision that the employer’s policy that all employees work their share of Sunday working in accordance with its rotas did not amount to unlawful religious discrimination because it was objectively justified.

Key points

  • An employment tribunal was entitled to find that a Christian employee who had a strong belief that Sunday was a day for rest and worship, not work, did not suffer unlawful indirect discrimination on the ground of religion or belief when she was required to work on Sundays in accordance with her contract of employment.