A former Mulberry employee who refused to sign a copyright agreement because she held a "philosophical belief" that she should own the rights to her work has lost an appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
As protests greet Donald Trump's arrival in the UK, Michael Hibbs looks at the recent news from Canada, where a restaurant manager was fired for refusing to serve a man wearing a 'Make America Great Again' cap, and examines the implications for employers in the UK.
Updated to include information on Bakkali v Greater Manchester Buses (South) Ltd t/a Stage Coach Manchester, in which the EAT confirmed the importance of "context" in harassment cases.
The law on discrimination in recruitment and selection, including the impact of the Equality Act 2010 on recruitment, direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, the duty to make reasonable adjustments, positive action, occupational requirements, monitoring and keeping records.
In Bakkali v Greater Manchester Buses (South) Ltd t/a Stage Coach Manchester, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that asking a Muslim employee whether or not he supported IS did not amount to harassment because, given the context, the offending comment was not "related to" his religious belief or race.
In Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions  IRLR 466 ECJ, the ECJ held that an employer's rule prohibiting employees from wearing any visible signs of belief, including the hijab, did not amount to direct discrimination.
In Bougnaoui and another v Micropole SA  IRLR 447 ECJ, the ECJ held that an employer in France could not use the reluctance of a customer to deal with any worker wearing an Islamic headscarf to defend the dismissal of a Muslim worker because she wore the hijab.
A table listing the religious discrimination awards made by employment tribunals in 2016/17.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that there was no religious discrimination when a Christian prison employee faced disciplinary action for quoting a passage from the bible and "speaking about homosexuality as a sin" during a chapel service.
We provide a mid-year round-up of key employment law cases in 2017.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to religion or belief discrimination.