Religious Discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits, at Section 10, discrimination on the basis of a person’s religion or belief.  In general a person is prevented from discrimination if they have a clear structure and belief system.   Such a definition prevents spurious claims on the basis of pseudo religious practices.   The European Human Rights Commission … Read more

Christian employee wins discrimination claim against Muslim bosses

A Christian employee has been awarded more than £2,550 in compensation after it was found that his Muslim employers discriminated against him because he was white and a Christian. Christopher Turton worked at the National Halal Food Group in Birmingham, and was one of only two white employees at the company. The company supplied supermarkets … Read more

BA Employee Wins Religious Discrimination Case

Nadia Eweida, a staunch Christian who claimed she suffered religious discrimination whilst working for British Airways, has won a landmark legal battle at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Miss Eweida was sent home from work for wearing a small silver cross around her neck in 2006, which was considered to be a breach … Read more

Case Review: Muslim employee who wore headscarf to work “forced to resign”

A luggage retailer based in Piccadilly, Central London, forced a Muslim employee to resign after she wore a headscarf to the store which wanted to retain a “trendy image”. Ms Farrah brought a claim for both unfair dismissal and direct discrimination on grounds of religion against her former employer, Global Luggage Co. The claimant originally … Read more