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EAT case re indirect religious discrimination and health and safety - Begum v Pedagogy Auras UK Ltd (t/a Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery) [EAT] 22.05.15 (Unreported)

Employment - Freedom to manifest one's religious belief - Indirect discrimination - Health and safety at work - Provision, custom or practice preventing nursery workers from wearing clothes that constituted a tripping hazard for health and safety reasons – Whether discriminatory. HELD that it did not indirectly discriminate against Muslim women. The appellant had been entitled to wear a full-length jilbab to work provided it did not constitute a tripping hazard.
Category: Employment » Health and safety at work; Religious discrimination. Area(s) of law: Employment.

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