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“It’s not over when it’s over” when it comes to victimisation

The Court of Appeal has upheld the right of a former employee (Mr Jessemy, “J”) to claim victimisation by his ex-employer who gave J a bad reference due to J’s discrimination claim. J brought proceedings for age discrimination and unfair dismissal against his former employer, Rowstock Ltd (“R”). When J then tried to get another […]

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Protecting Beliefs: Indirect religious discrimination and the workplace

Around Christmas one of Marks & Spencer’s Muslim checkout workers refused to sell alcohol to a customer. During the resulting media furore, the retailer explained that where an employee’s religious belief restricted what food or drinks they could handle, it tried to place them in a “suitable role.” Whilst each supermarket chain had its own […]

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