Harassment in employment?: Ali v Heathrow Express – Law & Religion UK

‘Anis Ali, a Muslim, worked for the Heathrow Express which was at the relevant time run by the first respondent, Heathrow Express Operating Company Ltd. The second respondent, Redline Assured Security Ltd, was responsible for carrying out security checks at the airport and the Heathrow Express stations. The checks involved creating and leaving suspicious objects to test how security officers responded to them, and in August 2017 it carried out a test using a bag containing a box, some electric cable and, visible at the top, a piece of paper with the words “Allahu Akbar” written in Arabic. Subsequently, the Operating Company sent an e-mail reporting on the results of the test and including images of the bag and the note to a group of employees – including Mr Ali.’

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Law & Religion UK, 19th April 2022

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‘Conversion therapy’: Ban to go-ahead but not cover trans people – BBC News

‘The government insists it will ban so-called conversion therapy for gay or bisexual people in England and Wales – but not for transgender people.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2022

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Rastafarian woman humiliated by police strip order – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2022 in compensation, custody, news, police, religious discrimination, wrongful arrest by sally

‘The case of a Rastafarian woman who was sat naked in a police cell shows officers need greater understanding of minority groups, ex-senior officers have said.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2022

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Humanist marriage: MPs call for legal recognition of ceremonies – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2022 in equality, marriage, news, religious discrimination by tracey

‘The UK government’s failure to legally recognise humanist weddings in England and Wales is “discriminatory”, MPs have argued, as they called for marriage reform.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2022

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Nurse ‘victimised’ for wearing cross at work was unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2022 in Christianity, hospitals, news, religious discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

‘A nurse who claimed she was victimised for wearing a necklace with a Christian cross at work has won a case for unfair dismissal.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2022

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Fostering agencies and religious beliefs – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has recently ruled on the legality of a fostering agency’s requirement that potential carers must be Christians. Natasha Isaac examines the case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd October 2021

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New Judgment: Anwar v The Advocate General for Scotland (representing the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Scotland) [2021] UKSC 44 – UKSC Blog

‘The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning the petition for judicial review against the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for failure to provide effective interim protection for successful workplace discrimination and harassment claims, in breach of EU law.’

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UKSC Blog, 13th October 2021

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Conversion therapy delay frustrates campaigners – BBC News

‘A public consultation into a proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy has been delayed by at least a month, until possibly the end of October.’

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BBC News, 25th September 2021

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New Judgment: R (on the application of TN (Vietnam)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another [2021] UKSC 41 – UKSC Blog

‘The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning the effect of structural unfairness in the Fast Track Procedure 2005 on individual appeal determinations.’

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UKSC Blog, 22nd September 2021

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New Judgment: R (on the application of TN (Vietnam)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another [2021] UKSC 41 – EIN Blog

‘The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed this appeal concerning the effect of structural unfairness in the Fast Track Procedure 2005 on individual appeal determinations.’

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EIN Blog, 22nd September 2021

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Unfair dismissal and religion again: Ferguson v Kintail Trustees – Law & Religion UK

‘In Mr K Ferguson v Kintail Trustees Ltd & Anor [2021] ET 4103321/2020, the claimant was Director and Chief Executive of Kintail Trustees, a limited company that operates as the corporate trustee of the Robertson Trust, a charity. He was also an elder, the treasurer and a trustee of Stirling Free Church of Scotland’

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Law & Religion UK, 9th August 2021

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The UK Has Seen An Increase in Anti-Semitic Hate Crime – Each Other

Posted July 7th, 2021 in hate crime, Judaism, news, racism, religious discrimination, statistics by sally

‘In recent months, there has been a spike in the number of anti-Semitic hate crimes reported in the UK, including a pair of incidents where a Jewish man was targeted twice in the space of an hour while travelling in London.’

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Each Other, 6th July 2021

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Boy, 11, referred to Prevent for wanting to give ‘alms to the oppressed’ – The Guardian

‘An 11-year-old primary school pupil was referred to the government’s controversial counter-radicalisation Prevent programme after a teacher mistook the word “alms” for “arms” during a classroom discussion.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2021

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Group accuses London borough of religious discrimination in planning dispute – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 15th, 2021 in equality, Islam, local government, news, planning, religious discrimination by sally

‘The London Borough of Barnet has been accused of breaching equalities legislation by a Muslim group in a planning case.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th June 2021

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How Can Respecting the Right to Religion for Prisoners Make A Real Difference? – Each Other

‘Over the past twenty years, the proportion of prisoners from religious minorities has steadily increased. EachOther asks how can listening to minority voices improve the right to religion in prisons?’

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Each Other, 8th June 2021

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Mental health tests in the presence of counter-terror units ‘unethical’, says charity – The Guardian

‘Mental health assessments are being conducted in the presence of police in little-known hubs that embed nurses and psychologists with counter-terrorism units, raising “serious ethical concerns”, a medical charity has said.’

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The Guardian, 19th May 2021

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Swastikas, employment and “religious” symbols: Horvarth – UK Law & Religion

‘Istvan Horvarth started working at the Lidl store in Telford Hadley, Shropshire, in 2013. A colleague complained that Horvarth showed him his “swastika” tattoo and in April 2019 Horvarth was sacked. In Mr I Horvarth v Lidl Great Britain Ltd [2021] ET/ 1307164/2019, he claimed unfair dismissal and discrimination based on race and/or religion or belief. He also claimed that he had been subjected to a number of incidents of harassment related to his race from approximately 2016 onwards, immediately following the Brexit referendum [3]. Following two case management hearings before Employment Judge Flood, he withdrew his claims of discrimination based on religion and/or belief and they were dismissed in a judgment dated 22 May 2020 [2].’

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UK Law & Religion, 30th April 2021

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Advertising, religion and Articles 9 & 10 ECHR: Lancashire Festival of Hope – Law & Religion UK

‘In Lancashire Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham Limited v Blackpool Borough Council & Anor [2021] Manchester Cty Ct F00MA124, the Court was asked, in effect, to rule on whether or not a charitable limited company could be regarded as having “human rights” for the purposes of anti-discrimination legislation and the ECHR.’

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Law & Religion UK, 6th April 2021

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Does The UK Protect Our Right To Freedom of Religion or Belief? – Each Other

Posted March 24th, 2021 in equality, human rights, news, religious discrimination by sally

‘In 1975, at the height of Cold War tensions, leaders of the United States, Canada and all European countries sat down together in Helsinki, Finland. Their main aim was discuss how to improve relations between different factions of the world when a global armed conflict felt dangerously close.’

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Each Other, 23rd March 2021

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School drops legal action after Muslim girl told her skirt was too long – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2021 in bullying, children, Islam, news, religious discrimination, school children by sally

‘A school that had threatened the parents of a Muslim schoolgirl with legal action after she wore a skirt that was deemed “too long” has dropped its legal challenge and apologised.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2021

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