Nursery that sacked teacher for living with boyfriend wins appeal against religious discrimination

The decision of a Watford employment tribunal in the case of Miss De Groen vs Gan Menachem Hendon Nursery which ruled that Ms De Groen was discriminated against by her employers (Gan Menachem Hendon Nursery) based on her sex and religious belief has been upturned by the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Problems started when Ms De … Read more

Religious or Philosophical Belief Discrimination – A Guide

A philosophical belief discrimination can be described as a situation where a person is treated differently because of their religion or belief. The biased treatment can be due to an individual choice or as a result of a policy. The treatment does not have to necessarily be intentional to be deemed as a discrimination. What … Read more

Time off for religious observance

There is no legal right to time off for religious duties, prayer, worship and festivals.  That said, employees who have been refused time off for religious festivals have brought successful claims in employment tribunals for religious discrimination where there has not been a legitimate business reason behind the refusal.  Muslim employees in a Tesco store … Read more