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Case law: Employers may be able to ban religious symbols at work without being liable for discrimination on grounds of religion

Employers who ban all visible religious signs in the workplace are not directly discriminating against employees on grounds of religion, but risk indirectly discriminating against them unless the circumstances justify the ban, according to the European Court.

A Belgian employer operated an unwritten rule that workers were not allowed to wear visible signs of their political, philosophical or religious beliefs at work - a policy of political, philosophical and religious 'neutrality' in relations with its customers.… Read more

Posted on 31 March 2017 | 9:34 am

Case law: Employers face continued uncertainty over commission and holiday pay following Supreme Court refusal to hear appeal

Employers still face uncertainty after the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a ruling that holiday pay should include contractual, results-based commission.

A salesman was paid both basic pay and commission on sales. The commission varied each month, and payments in some months were the outcome of work carried out in previous months.… Read more

Posted on 31 March 2017 | 9:33 am

Case law: Financial provision award to disinherited adult child reduced by Supreme Court

Will-makers need to consider carefully before excluding their adult children (and others) from their Wills following various rulings, but the risk of the court overruling the Will terms may have now diminished after a Supreme Court ruling.

The testator's daughter had left home at 17 and lived on benefits with her partner and five children.… Read more

Posted on 31 March 2017 | 9:31 am