The four individuals involved in this case were Saini, his boss Chandel (both Hindus), Bungay and Paul (both of the Ravidassi faith). They all worked at an advice centre.
Bungay and Paul were made redundant as employees of the advice centre when fu More...01 March 2009 00:00
A Christian nurse suspended amid a storm of controversy for offering to pray for the recovery of a patient has been reinstated. North Somerset NHS Trust suspended nurse Caroline Petrie for failing to show a commitment to equality and diversity afte More...06 February 2009 12:27
A bus company is attempting to accommodate the religious views of an employee who refused to drive vehicles displaying atheist advertising. A Christian bus driver Ron Heather, from Southampton, Hampshire, has refused to drive a bus with an atheist s More...19 January 2009 09:39
The government may be struggling with the worst economic crisis in 60 years, but don't expect any let up in its members' obsession with rights and equalities.
Government whip Sadiq Khan doesn't think the proposed Single Equality Act goes far enough More...11 January 2009 00:00
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As the government steps up efforts to urge employers to offer apprenticeships, HR practitioners are concerned how this may come across as yet more job cuts are on the cards.
M&S whistleblower Tony Goode More...09 January 2009 15:56
BA crucifix wearer loses tribunal appeal. Eweida v British Airways Plc Facts Nadia Eweida is a practising Christian . She works for British Airways (BA) as a member of check-in staff and is required to wear a uniform. From 2004 until 2007, More...08 December 2008 10:59
Q Does the Ladele case - where registrar Lillian Ladele won religious discrimination case after refusing to officiate at civic partnerships - prove that religion is more influential in the workplace than ever?
Mike Judge Head of communications, Chr More...01 December 2008 00:00
A Muslim fork-lift truck driver who sued Tesco for religious discrimination because he was asked to handle alcoholic drinks as part of his job at the company's Lichfield goods depot has lost his case, it has emerged.
Mohammed Ahmed, who was raised More...07 November 2008 13:21
A former Al Jazeera executive has lost her £1m tribunal case for unfair dismissal and discrimination against the TV channel. An employment tribunal ruled against Jo Burgin, employed as head of planning in the international news channel's Doha headqua More...16 October 2008 15:10
A devout Christian who was put on unpaid leave in October 2006 when she refused to hide or remove a crucifix while working at Heathrow Airport has appealed against an employment tribunal ruling that found British Airways not guilty of religious discrimi More...15 October 2008 08:01
Muslim fork truck driver Mohammed Ahmed is suing Tesco for religious discrimination because he had to handle alcoholic drinks as part of his job at the company's Lichfield goods depot .
Ahmed, who was raised in Saudi Arabia, told a Birmingham emp More...29 September 2008 15:20
Kaushar Tai would have us believe that organisations have a legislative and moral duty to learn about Shariah law ('A matter of belief', Personnel Today , 23 September).
But then, he would say that, wouldn't he? He is, after all, a diversity consu More...26 September 2008 18:04
Our weekly HR news and analysis audio programme includes: A survey of 5,000 HR professional shows men earn 20% more than their female colleagues We look at what the European Court of Justice advocate general's decision means fo More...26 September 2008 15:16
Tony Pettengell's article 'Wrong about rights' ( Personnel Today , 8 July) was a thinly veiled attack on those with religious beliefs.
Under the guise of writing about the Equality Bill, he suggested that one of the main causes of discriminat More...22 July 2008 00:00
In a win for religious freedom, a Christian registrar who refused to conduct gay weddings has won a landmark discrimination case. Compensation for Lillian Ladele will be decided in September after Islington Council was found guilty of bullying and th More...11 July 2008 12:04
I read with some interest Tony Pettengell's article on the Equality Bill ('Wrong about rights', Off Message, Personnel Today , 8 July).
I share his concern for equality at all levels of our society and would want to see men and women treated More...10 July 2008 13:24
The Equality Bill is a good start but it cannot ensure equality for women without tackling the underlying cause of discrimination.
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The new Equality Bill will create a step change in opportunities in modern Britain. Ensuring diversity – both by protecting vulnerable groups where necessary and by building their capacity in the workplace – is essential if we are to cre More...03 July 2008 17:02
The government White Paper on the Equality Bill was published on 26 June 2008. And although it doesn't go as far as some employers had originally feared, the clear message is that the government is committed to working to achieve equality in the workpla More...02 July 2008 16:07
The Equality Bill promises the biggest shake up in discrimination law since the 1970s. Its provisions will have serious repercussions for employers, especially with regard to positive discrimination, openness on pay and the extension of age discrimi More...02 July 2008 15:59