Dismissal for religious belief or how that belief is manifested?

The Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations 2003 (now part of the Equality Act 2010) were introduced, as the name suggests, to protect against discrimination on the grounds of religion or a belief system. In Power -v- Greater Manchester Police Authority the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the dismissal of Mr Power, a committed spiritualist, who worked…

It turns on the words – “theft of money” or “loss of money”

Celebi -v- Scolarest Compass Group UK & Ireland Limited is a decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal which emphasises the importance for employers of ensuring that they use the right terminology when taking disciplinary action against employees. The case is also a good example of how an apparently straightforward dismissal can keep an employer occupied…

Associative discrimination – when a “gay pub” becomes a “gastropub”

In Lisboa -v- Realpubs Limited and others the Employment Appeal Tribunal was asked to consider whether the employer’s policy of encouraging a wider clientele at what was previously recognised as a gay pub led to less favourable treatment of gay customers which in turn caused Mr Lisboa to resign in circumstances amounting to discriminatory constructive…