A British Airways check-in clerk who was suspended for refusing to conceal a small crucifix on a necklace at her post at Heathrow Airport has accused her employers of having a "culture of hostility" to Christianity at an employment tribunal. When Nad More...15 November 2007 12:20
A Muslim woman is suing the owner of a London hair salon for religious discrimination after she was refused a job for wearing a headscarf.
Bushra Noah was rejected for the post at the Wedge salon in King's Cross, North London, after own More...09 November 2007 12:23
Why are dress and appearance codes an important issue for employers?
All employers need to consider imposing some kind of appearance and dress code, regardless of the field they are working in. For some, a code is crucial in minimising accidents and More...01 October 2007 08:00
British Airways (BA) is embroiled in another row about uniform and religion after an airport worker was sacked for wearing a nose stud. The GMB union wants the airline to intervene after Amrit Lalji, employed by Eurest UK in a BA VIP lounge in Heathr More...18 September 2007 15:00
The British Medical Association (BMA) has welcomed new dress code guidelines for health professionals, announced by health secretary Alan Johnson today.
New guidance on clothing will mean that hospitals will adopt a new "bare below the More...17 September 2007 14:18
Office workers are ditching their suits and ties for a more relaxed look, according to a study by Personnel Today's sister publication, Employment Review . A survey covering 68 employee dress codes found that one in five (21%) stipulated formal bu More...24 July 2007 08:00
According to a row on the Times Education Supplement's Online Staffroom , sports teachers are being told to stow the shorts and wear tracksuits for fear of offending the nation's youth.
Apparently, short shorts are 'not professional', a More...03 July 2007 15:01
The Army and Royal Air Force has banned personnel attending the Gay Pride parade from marching in uniform. The Times reports that about 125 servicemen and women have told organisers of the march that they would like to take part. More...26 June 2007 13:00
Azmi v Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council , EAT, 30 March 2007
Mrs Azmi was employed as a bi-lingual support worker at a school. Her job required her to support the learning and welfare of pupils and to assist in the educational ac More...17 April 2007 08:00
A Muslim classroom assistant sacked for refusing to take off her veil during lessons is appealing against her dismissal. Aishah Azmi, 24, was asked to remove the veil after pupils at Headfield Church of England school in Dewsbury, West Yorkshi More...23 January 2007 09:27
Prime minister Tony Blair has told British Airways that its attempts to stop staff wearing the crucifix are a waste of energy. The airline received high-profile criticism after it suspended check-in worker Nadia Eweida for refusing to remove a neck More...28 November 2006 16:10
Almost 100 MPs are protesting against the British Airways (BA) decision to ban employees from wearing visible religious symbols. The protesters – including 30 Labour MPs, 37 Conservatives, 16 Liberal Democrats and 11 MPs from other parties – have s More...23 November 2006 16:21
A ban on expressions of religious belief in the workplace is acceptable if it can be justified. More...07 November 2006 00:00
Wearing a uniform makes men feel more secure, according to research by G4S Security Services (UK). Almost twice as many men (41%) than women (26%) believe wearing a uniform reduces the likelihood of an individual being attacked, the survey of 1 More...30 October 2006 09:29
Lawyers have warned that employers do not have carte blanche to stop Muslim women wearing veils in the workplace in the aftermath of the Azmi case.
Aishah Azmi , 23, was asked to remove the veil after the Church of England school in D More...23 October 2006 10:30
Companies are turning their backs on the concept of 'dress-down Fridays', opting instead to ditch smart business-wear every day of the week More...26 July 2006 14:53
Union body urges UK employers to follow example of Japanese prime minister. More...18 July 2006 09:07
As summer approaches, issues regarding dress codes are likely to become more frequent, with staff sporting outfits ideal for the hot weather, but not necessarily appropriate for the workplace. More...23 May 2006 00:00
According to recent media reports, UK airline BMI has banned its flight crews from wearing crucifixes or St Christopher medals on flights to Saudi Arabia to avoid offending Muslims. Is it allowed to do that? More...14 February 2006 00:00
Staff at Barclays bank have been told to make sure they are dressed properly at work or face disciplinary action. More...26 August 2005 08:30