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RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION: Is the law working?

10 February 2017  

Alex Bearman considers the findings of a recent report on whether the legislation which protects religious freedoms is striking the right balance

The laws which seek to protect people from religious discrimination continue to ignite controversy about how far that protection should go. Should an employer with a religious ethos have the right to refuse to employ an individual on religious grounds? Should employees have the right to opt out of work duties which conflict with their religious views? Should an organisation have the right to refuse to carry advertising which promotes a religious message?

 

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Bull & anor v Hall & anor [2013] UKSC 73

    Lee v Ashers Baking Company [2015] NICty 2

    Pemberton v The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham [2016] UKEAT/0072/16/BA

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