Discrimination in the Workplace - Proselytising & ObesityPosted in : Eversheds HR Speed Brief on 12 March 2015
Anna Broderick writes on two recent cases which will be of interest to employers in the context of potential discrimination claims, one on the grounds of religion and the second on whether obesity is a disability.
Proselythising in the Workplace
In McAteer v South Tipperary County Council (2014), the employee was an Evangelical Christian. He often spoke about his faith with his co-workers and complaints were raised. He was asked to desist from sharing his faith during the course of the working day, including during his break. The employee undertook to desist but failed to do so and was
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