Religion or belief discrimination categories

All items: Religion or belief discrimination

  • Headscarf cases: what now for employer dress codes?

    Date:
    20 April 2017

    Recent European court judgments have suggested that employers can justify a ban on employees wearing certain religious items. But what do these cases mean for employers drawing up dress codes and will Brexit affect how they are interpreted in future?

  • General election 2017: five things to know about politics in the workplace

    Date:
    19 April 2017

    With the Conservative Government announcing a snap election for 8 June, we look at five potential problems when politics mix with the workplace.

  • Indirect discrimination: a welcome ruling from the Supreme Court

    Date:
    10 April 2017

    Consultant editor Darren Newman explains the importance of the Supreme Court's recent decision in two joined indirect discrimination cases.

  • Employment law cases 2017: seven decisions to look out for

    Date:
    15 December 2016

    We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing, employment tribunal fees and holiday pay.

  • Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

    Date:
    12 December 2016

    During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive season? We set out some essentials.

  • Ten important employment law cases in 2016

    Date:
    1 December 2016

    What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.

  • Discrimination risks: requirement to speak English at work and dress codes

    Date:
    1 September 2016

    The requirement to speak English at work and dress codes at work are policy areas where employers should tread carefully to avoid discrimination. Deborah Bulman, a senior associate from Burges Salmon LLP, considers recent legal controversies and gives tips on drafting employment policies.

  • Brexit: four example bullying and harassment scenarios

    Date:
    11 July 2016

    Employers need to ensure that their employees do not become victims of bullying and harassment as a result of the Brexit vote. We present four examples of scenarios that might lead to claims against employers.

  • Ramadan: top tips for employers

    Date:
    1 June 2016

    A four-point checklist for employers on how to support employees observing religious festivals.

  • Legal opinion: Is asking about religious dress at a job interview discriminatory?

    Date:
    6 September 2013

    Much attention has been focused recently on alleged discrimination relating to religious attire and whether company dress codes might breach employees' human rights. Now an employment tribunal ruling has shed light on another aspect of the debate - whether or not questions about religious dress during a job interview are permissible. The answer on the facts of the recent case of Begum v Pedagogy Auras Ltd t/a Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery is yes, explains solicitor Gillian Mair.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to religion or belief discrimination.