Amanda Jones and Alan Delaney look at the decisions in four recent cases of religious discrimination and discuss their potential effects. Judgment in the cases of four Christian employees in January , who all claimed that their employers' practices More...25 February 2013 00:01
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new guidance on managing religion and belief in the workplace , in the light of the recent European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judgment in the case of Nadia Eweida.
The ECHR foun More...15 February 2013 15:14
The Government has announced its intention to amend the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to remove the two-year qualifying period for unfair dismissal where the alleged reason for dismissal is political opinion or affiliation.
The move fol More...14 February 2013 16:14
Legal experts and commentators have questioned the accuracy of media reporting of a high-profile Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling published this week. The EAT upheld an earlier tribunal decision that a Christian worker was not discrimina More...11 January 2013 13:59
A tribunal has struck out a claim of belief discrimination from a violinist in the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) who was disciplined after publically protesting against the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) performing at the 2011 Proms.
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Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will "change the law" to allow people to wear religious symbols in the workplace, after he was asked during today's Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) about the Eweida case.
Nadia Eweida, a former British Ai More...11 July 2012 15:54
Does protection from caste discrimination exist under the Equality Act 2010? A recent claim has shed an interesting light on how discrimination is interpreted under the existing law.
The claim, brought by Mr and Mrs Begraj against the law fi More...12 September 2011 00:01
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a public consultation on the interpretation of human rights laws in religion or belief cases, after it was granted permission to intervene in four cases.
The consultation will help to form More...16 August 2011 16:37
In early 2011, employment tribunals held that an anti-fox hunting belief and a belief in the higher purpose of public service broadcasting were both capable of being protected philosophical beliefs under discrimination law. These findings put them on a More...03 May 2011 16:21
An employment tribunal has held that a former BBC employee's belief in the "higher purpose" of the broadcaster is a philosophical belief under discrimination legislation.
Devan Maistry claimed that the BBC had unfairly dismissed and discriminated ag More...05 April 2011 14:25
Nine employers in 10 (89%) that have a dress code in place take steps to ensure that their policy does not discriminate against workers on the grounds of religion or belief. This is according to the XpertHR dress code survey , which also f More...04 April 2011 00:01
With Christmas only three weeks away, Personnel Today and XpertHR present a seasonal feast of employment related questions, case studies and advice on everything from managing the office Christmas party to employing seasonal temps...
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Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20
For a limited time only, Personnel Today Plus members can access a full model policy on equal opportunities which takes the Equality Act 2010 into account
With elements of the Equality Act coming into force at More...22 September 2010 12:59
Religious discrimination employment tribunal cases have barely been out of the press during the past year, and the common theme is that they have all found in favour of the employer.
The most recent ruling involved committed Christian Duke Amachree More...17 August 2010 16:06
A teacher in Northern Ireland has won £8,250 in damages after claiming she lost her job because of religious discrimination.
Julie Brudell lost her post at Ballykelly Primary School last year. Of the school's 15 teachers, 10 were Protestant and five More...06 July 2010 09:12
The former archbishop of Canterbury has attacked a court ruling which held a Christian counsellor was fairly sacked from his job after refusing to work with gay couples.
Lord Carey said the "deeply worrying" judgment undermined the rights of religio More...30 April 2010 08:58
The Christian nurse who lost her discrimination case against the NHS after refusing to remove her crucifix has accused the health service of "double standards" after it emerged Muslims doctors and nurses will be allowed to wear long sleeves for religiou More...12 April 2010 09:12
A Christian nurse who refused to remove her crucifix necklace at work and was moved to a desk job as a result has lost a claim for discrimination.
Shirley Chaplin took the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust Hospital to an employment tribuna More...07 April 2010 09:04