All items: Indirect discrimination

  • Dress codes and political, philosophical and religious neutrality

    15 June 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the Advocate General's recent opinion that it does not amount to direct religious discrimination for an employer with a policy of religious, philosophical and political neutrality to prevent a Muslim employee from wearing a hijab.

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

    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 indirect religion or belief discrimination.