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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide an update on equality and discrimination law, with a particular focus on religion and belief. It highlights the lack of clarity in this area and provides a discussion of some pertinent recent cases concerning the role of religion or belief in the workplace, including the controversial case of ‘Eweida v UK’ heard by the European Court of Human Rights on 4th September 2012

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate why religion and belief are ‘unique’ amongst the protected characteristics;
  • Be aware of the current approach of the courts to religion or belief discrimination claims;
  • Have considered proposals for a duty of ‘reasonable accommodation’ for religion or belief in the workplace ;
  • Be familiar with the cases currently before the ECHR concerning the role of religious expression in the workplace;
  • Be aware of the possible implications of these cases succeeding.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Market Update / Hot Topic
Panel Discussion
Sources and References:
  • Equality Act 2010;
  • Chaplin & Ors., R (on the application of) v Aylesbury Vale District Council & Anor [1997] EWCA Civ 2262;
  • Azmi v Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council [2007] IRLR 434 (EAT);
  • Ladele v London Borough of Islington [2009] EWCA Civ 1357;
  • Eweida v British Airways PLC [2010] EWCA Civ 80;
  • McFarlane v Relate Avon Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 880;
  • Chaplin v United Kingdom (no. 59842/10);
  • Eweida v United Kingdom (No. 48420/10);
  • McFarlane v United Kingdom (no. 36516/10);
  • Ladele and McFarlane v United Kingdom (No. 51671/10).

Stephen Levinson from RadcliffesLeBrasseur and Darren Newman from In-Company training services provide an update on equality and discrimination law by reviewing the current approach of the courts to religion or belief discrimination claims.

Date recorded: 22 August 2012

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