Five things we learnt in employment law this week (2 June)

By James Rhodes employment partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP.

  1. James Rhodes
    James Rhodes

    Employers can lawfully ban the wearing of religious, political or philosophical clothing or symbols at work as part of a policy of religious and ideological neutrality (Advocate General’s opinion in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions).

2. The former Football Director of Leyton Orient FC was lawfully dismissed without notice for unfairly treating a young player and that player’s father (Milanese v Leyton Orient FC).

3. An Employment Tribunal should not strike out a claim for procedural non-compliance without a hearing if the defaulting party requests one (Manuel v Eldon Technology).

4. A ferry company has been required to use symbols instead of words on its toilet door signs after instructing a transgender passenger to use the disabled toilet (Bisson v Condor Ferries).

5. ACAS is encouraging employers and employees to be flexible during Euro 2016.




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