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Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Public Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at employment law practitioners interested in developments in the area of religion and belief discrimination. The podcast explores the implications of the ECHR’s decision in Eweida and Others v. United Kingdom and explains why it is important for employers to take careful consideration when balancing their needs against those of their employees in issues concerning how the employee manifests his or her religious belief in the workplace.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand how human rights law fits into a private employment relationship;
  • Be aware of the current approach of the courts to religion or belief discrimination claims;
  • Be aware of the possible implications of the Eweida decision for employers and employees;
  • Have considered what a manifestation of a belief is ;
  • Understand why it is important for employers to make adjustments to accommodate the religious beliefs of their employees.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Chaplin & Ors., R (on the application of) v Aylesbury Vale District Council & Anor [1997] EWCA Civ 2262;
  • Eweida v British Airways PLC [2010] EWCA Civ 80;
  • Eweida and Others v. the United Kingdom (application nos. 48420/10, 59842/10, 51671/10 and 36516/10);
  • Eweida v United Kingdom (No. 48420/10);
  • Ladele v London Borough of Islington [2009] EWCA Civ 1357;
  • McFarlane v Relate Avon Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 880.

In this podcast Stephen Levinson and Darren Newman provide an update on religion and belief discrimination. They outline the ECHR’s decision in Eweida and Others v. United Kingdom and highlight why it is important for employers to maintain a fair balance between their corporate image and the religious beliefs of their employees.

Date recorded: 21st January 2013

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