Employers can ban religious clothing and symbols, says ECJ – but lawyers urge caution

__ – The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that employers are within their rights to ban political, philosophical or religious clothing or symbols in the workplace as long as it forms part of a dress code that requires staff to dress ‘neutrally’, according to the landmark ruling.  – – Two employees who were dismissed… Continue reading

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Religious festivals: no requirement to give employee five weeks off

An employment tribunal found that London Underground was entitled to turn down an employee’s request for five consecutive weeks’ annual leave in the summer to attend religious festivals. Stephen Simpson rounds up recent tribunal decisions. No religious discrimination over rejection of request for five weeks off in summer The employment tribunal decision in Gareddu v… Continue reading

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