Direct discrimination

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  • Religious discrimination: Christian registrar disciplined for refusing to carry out civil partnership duties was not discriminated against unlawfully

    Date:
    24 February 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Ladele v London Borough of Islington [2009] EWCA Civ 1357 CA, the Court of Appeal held that a registrar with strong Christian beliefs about marriage who was threatened with dismissal for refusing to carry out civil partnership work did not suffer unlawful religious discrimination.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 February 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    Susannah Jarvis (associate) and Kate Williams (professional support lawyer) at Addleshaw Goddard analyse important rulings.

  • Case of the week: Religion or belief discrimination

    Date:
    15 January 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers religion or belief discrimination.

  • Ladele v London Borough of Islington

    Date:
    17 December 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal has held that a registrar who refused to conduct civil partnership ceremonies between same-sex couples on the grounds that to do so would violate her Christian beliefs was not discriminated against on the grounds of her religion.

  • McFarlane v Relate Avon Ltd

    Date:
    1 December 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has agreed with an employment tribunal decision that a counsellor who was dismissed after he refused to give advice to same-sex couples was not discriminated against because of his religious beliefs.

  • Religious discrimination: Dismissal for promoting religious beliefs was not discriminatory

    Date:
    11 May 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Chondol v Liverpool City Council EAT/0298/08, the EAT held that the employment tribunal was correct to draw a distinction between the employee's religious beliefs on the one hand and inappropriate promotion of those beliefs on the other. Since the employer would have reacted in the same way irrespective of the view (religious or otherwise) that was being promoted, the employee had not been treated less favourably on grounds of his religion or belief.

  • Case of the week: Religious discrimination

    Date:
    24 March 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by Thomas Eggar, deals with religious discrimination.

  • Religious discrimination: A Christian registrar disciplined for refusing to undertake civil partnership duties was not subjected to religious discrimination

    Date:
    23 February 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    In London Borough of Islington v Ladele EAT/0453/08, the EAT overturned the employment tribunal decision that a Christian registrar who was disciplined for refusing to undertake civil partnership duties was subjected to religious discrimination.

  • Chondol v Liverpool City Council

    Date:
    12 February 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a social worker who was dismissed for promoting his religious beliefs to service users did not suffer religion or belief discrimination.

  • London Borough of Islington v Ladele

    Date:
    5 January 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a registrar who refused to conduct civil partnership ceremonies between same-sex couples on the grounds that to do so would violate her Christian beliefs was not discriminated against on the grounds of her religion.

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