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We hear from Acas chairman Ed Sweeney about next month's introduction of a new disciplinary and greivance code of practice
A sacked executive is given permission to sue for unfair dismissal after allegi More...20 March 2009 17:33
Chondol v Liverpool County Council FACTS Mr Chondol, a committed Christian, was employed by Liverpool County Council as a social worker (and seconded to Mersey Care NHS Trust). He was summarily dismissed on 27 May 2007 following disciplinary p More...19 March 2009 10:01
An immigration officer was suspended from work because she took too much time off for fertility treatment, a tribunal heard yesterday.
Parminder Sahota, who took 12 days off for her IVF course, claimed she was disciplined and sent home as the UK Bo More...11 March 2009 10:14
A Muslim police officer is suing his force, claiming he was forced out of his job when colleagues laughed at his beard and called him a "f***ing Paki". Police constable David Iqbal alleges he has been a victim of race discrimination at Bedfordshire P More...09 March 2009 10:09
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
Most religious discrimination cases involve allegations of either bullying/harassment or indirect discrimination, where claimants argue that a workplace policy, procedure or practice puts them at a particular disadvantage because of their religious beli More...01 February 2009 02:00
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
Muslim bank worker Mona Awad is suing her former employer Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) for £16.7m for alleged sexual, racial and religious discrimination .
The case is being heard today at Nottingham, where the employment tribunal will begin More...07 January 2009 10:57
Christian registrar Lillian Ladele’s lawyer has asked permission to appeal a recent ruling by an Employment Appeal Tribunal that her employer, Islington Council, did not discriminate against her on religious grounds after she refused to officiate at More...06 January 2009 09:59
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
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Find out who was the overall winner at Personnel Today’s glittering awards ceremony on 27 November – and listen to why they thought they won the coveted trophy
We discuss how recent developments in the Sh More...28 November 2008 17:52
A British Airways (BA) check-in clerk who claimed she was religiously discriminated against for wearing a crucifix on a necklace has lost her appeal case.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the employment tribunal's ruling from earlier More...24 November 2008 10:40
Saini v All Saints Haque Centre & Bungay & Paul
All Saints Haque Centre, in Wolverhampton, provides immigration advice. Mr Saini (a Hindu) was employed as a senior advice worker. Mr Chandel (a Hindu) was the centre's project man More...17 November 2008 11:24
Muslim twin sisters are pursuing religious and race discrimination claims which could lead to huge payouts, while an Asian accountant has won almost £3m in damages from the Abbey bank after it discriminated against him on grounds of race. The sisters More...14 November 2008 16:31
Muslim twin sisters claiming sex, race and religious discrimination against a City firm have won a multi-million pound out of court settlement, according to press reports.
Twins Samira and Hanan Fariad took Tradition Securities and Futures to an e More...13 November 2008 08:30
Payouts for equal pay, unfair dismissal, and religious and sexual orientation discrimination jumped as total employment tribunal payouts hit £32m in 2006-07, new statistics have revealed.
A Freedom of Information Act request by the Sunday Telegr More...10 November 2008 10:10
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 major test of the UK's religious discrimination laws next week could see a record compensation payout, according to reports.
A pair of Muslim twins are taking City firm Tradition Securities and Futures to an employment tribunal on a series of all More...30 October 2008 10:45