BlogPosts By 'Chris Aldridge'

Employment

Banning Islamic headscarves in the workplace is not direct discrimination rules the European Court of Justice. But the headline doesn’t tell employers the whole story.

Workplace bans on the wearing of "any political, philosophical or religious sign" such as headscarves does not constitute direct discrimination, Europe's top court has ruled. Chris Aldridge explores the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (commonly referred to as the ECJ) and why this decision is not as straightforward as it first appears.

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Employment

A real nightmare: school ordered to pay £180,000 in compensation for dismissing teacher who showed Halloween film to vulnerable underage students

Chris Aldridge considers the Employment Appeals Tribunal’s case of City of York Council Appellant v Mr P Grosset, which concerned whether or not the school’s decision to dismiss Mr Grosset following his decision to show his underage students the 18 rated film 'Halloween' was an act of disability discrimination.

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