Religious discrimination laws ‘working well’, says national equality body – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 5th, 2016 in equality, news, religious discrimination, reports by sally

‘Discrimination laws governing religion or belief are generally working well and do not require significant revision, the Equality and Human Rights Commission concludes in a report published today.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd December 2016

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Sikhs in UK are ‘invisible to government’ despite hate crime increase – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2016 in hate crime, news, religious discrimination, Sikhism by tracey

‘British Sikhs have been “invisible to the government since 9/11” despite increased levels of discrimination and hate crimes, the Sikh Federation has said as a comprehensive survey of the UK’s fourth largest faith group was published.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2016

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MPs and peers question independence of press watchdog – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2016 in complaints, Islam, media, news, religious discrimination, terrorism, women by sally

‘The press watchdog is facing questions over its independence after Trevor Kavanagh, one of its board members, used his regular Sun column to criticise the Channel 4 News reporter Fatima Manji just days after her complaint against the tabloid was rejected.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2016

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Regulator clears Kelvin MacKenzie after hijab article complaints – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2016 in complaints, media, news, religious discrimination by tracey

‘A complaint from a Channel 4 presenter about a column written in The Sun by Kelvin MacKenzie has not been upheld.’

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BBC news, 19th October 2016

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Muslim women most disadvantaged, say MPs – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2016 in employment, Islam, news, religious discrimination, reports, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘Muslim women are the most economically disadvantaged group in British society, according to a report by MPs.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2016

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Asylum claims from Christian converts ‘being rejected’ – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2016 in asylum, Christianity, news, religious discrimination by sally

‘Asylum claims from people who have converted to Christianity are being rejected because officials are testing them on Bible trivia.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2016

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Senior EU lawyer backs workplace ban on Muslim headscarves – The Guardian

‘Companies should be free to ban Muslim women from wearing headscarves at work if they have a general policy barring all religious and political symbols, a senior EU lawyer has said.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2016

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NHS worker who gave Muslim colleague Christian book loses appeal against suspension – The Independent

‘A Christian NHS worker, who was suspended after giving a religious book to a Muslim colleague, has lost her appeal against a ruling that the decision was lawful.’

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The Independent, 8th April 2016

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Magistrate who opposed gay couples adopting to sue Michael Gove – The Guardian

‘A Christian magistrate who was sacked after opposing adoption by gay parents on national television is planning to sue Michael Gove over the decision.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2016

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Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice [2015] EWCA Civ 1264; [2015] WLR (D) 517

‘In a claim under section 19 of the Equality Act 2010 for indirect discrimination, based on a system of pay relating to length of service, once the claimant had shown that use of the particular provision, criterion or practice, namely the length of service criterion, had lead to a disparity in pay, it was permissible to consider the reason for the disparity complained of in the sense of the factors which had caused it to occur.’

WLR Daily, 9th December 2015

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New Country Guidance case on Afghan Sikhs – Free Movement

‘At long last the long awaited new Country Guidance case on Sikhs from Afghanistan is out. The case is TG and others (Afghan Sikhs persecuted) (CG) [2015] UKUT 595 (IAC).’

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Free Movement, 9th November 2015

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Parents sue Government over sidelining of humanism in Religious Studies – Daily Telegraph

‘Three parents have launched a judicial review against the Government’s decision to sidelining humanism in the Religious Studies curriculum.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2015

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Anti-Muslim crimes get own category in statistics – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2015 in crime, harassment, hate crime, news, religious discrimination, statistics by tracey

‘Anti-Muslim hate crimes will be recorded as a separate category by all police forces in England and Wales, the prime minister has said.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2015

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Couple win damages from Hackney after children wrongly kept in care – The Guardian

‘A husband and wife have won £10,000 each in damages from a local authority that wrongly kept their eight children in foster care. A deputy high court judge Sir Robert Francis said that if ever there was a case illustrating the challenges that faced children, parents, public authorities and the courts when concerns were raised about the safety and welfare of children, it was this one.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2015

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Hate crimes against Muslims in London ‘up by 70%’, police figures show – The Independent

Posted September 7th, 2015 in hate crime, Islam, London, news, racism, religious discrimination, statistics, women by sally

‘London’s Muslims have faced a 70% increase in Islamophobic attacks over the past year, according to figures from the Metropolitan Police.’

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The Independent, 7th September 2015

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On fairness and principle: the legacy of ZZ re-examined – Michael Rhimes – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Kiani v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 776 (21 July 2015). In my last post on UKHRB I commented on developments in UK, ECHR and EU jurisprudence relating to procedural fairness in the context of national security.
The developments in this recent case offer some further interesting thoughts on the topic.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th August 2015

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Muslim nursery worker loses appeal to wear jilbab gown at work because it is a ‘tripping hazard’ – The Independent

‘A nursery worker has lost her appeal to wear a head-to-toe Islamic jilbab dress to work, after a judge upheld a previous ruling that it was a “tripping hazard”.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2015

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Jewish woman wins £16k damages over Shabbat row – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 1st, 2015 in damages, employment, Judaism, news, religious discrimination by michael

‘A Jewish woman has won £16,000 damages from a car rental firm after it rejected her job application because her religion prevents her from working on Saturdays.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2015

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Tom Cross and Hafsah Masood talk to Law Vox about Religious Freedoms and Religious rights – OUP Law Vox

Posted May 27th, 2015 in human rights, news, religious discrimination by sally

‘In this podcast Tom Cross and Hafsah Masood talk about the areas where the religious freedoms area of law is developing, both national and international, significant recent case law and some of the sensitivities involved in dealing with this highly sensitive area of human experience. They discuss recent cases such as: Ladele v London Borough of Islington and Eweida v British Airways plc, and developments in human rights law and discrimination law.’

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OUP Law Vox, 26th May 2015

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Women who wear religious veils in court must be respected, says UK’s most senior judge – The Independent

Posted April 20th, 2015 in court dress, courts, Islam, judges, news, religious discrimination, Supreme Court by sally

‘Women who choose to wear religious veils in court must be shown respect, the country’s most senior judge has said.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2015

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