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
Today's ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) that a Christian employee had her human rights breached by not being allowed to wear a visible cross at work has been heralded by some commentators as a landmark event.
Nadia Eweida to More...15 January 2013 16:32
A Christian employee of British Airways had her human rights breached by not being allowed to wear a cross to work, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled .
However, the ECHR ruled that three other Christians were not discriminate More...15 January 2013 10:52
Two long-running religious discrimination cases are among those pending for 2013, alongside other important employment law decisions pending on redundancy, TUPE and disability discrimination. We round up 10 of the significant legal decisi More...02 January 2013 06:03
In the recent case of Redfearn v the United Kingdom , the European Court of Human Rights held that the UK had violated art.11 of the European Convention on Human Rights - the right to freedom of assembly and association - by not making available to an More...26 November 2012 10:06
Four religious discrimination cases that have been taken to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) could have wide-ranging implications for employers if they are successful, an employment lawyer has claimed. The ECHR has begun hearing the cases of More...04 September 2012 11:38
A London-based retailer forced a Muslim employee to resign after she wore a headscarf to work, because it wanted to retain its "trendy" image, an employment tribunal has ruled. Ms Farrah brought a claim for unfair dismissal and direct religious discr More...07 August 2012 10:24
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
A landmark employment tribunal case, and now a recommendation from the United Nations, is increasing pressure on the Government to make "casteism" a form of race discrimination in the UK. Beth Holmes reports.
There are few more sensitive empl More...27 September 2011 10:30
While the latest Employment Tribunal Service statistics show that the average award for age discrimination claims nearly tripled in 2010/11 , many other types of discrimination claims saw drops in the size of the average payout. Laura Chamberlain exami More...12 September 2011 14:47
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
The ability of an employer to justify indirect discrimination in the context of unlawful discrimination relating to the protected characteristics (of sex, race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age, gender reassignment and marriage an More...26 July 2011 10:55
One of my non-religious employees has been distributing literature at work - and messages on our intranet - promoting an atheist organisation of which he's a member. Some of my employees with religious beliefs have complained about this. How can I stop More...06 July 2011 10:00
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
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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Christian British Airways (BA) worker Nadia Eweida, who was not allowed to wear a visible crucifix at work, is taking her discrimination case against the airline to the European Court of Human Rights.
Personnel Today reported in Febr More...25 October 2010 11:42
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