MBA v London borough of Merton 2013 EWCA Civ 1562

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Religious Beliefs; Sunday working; discrimination

The appellant in this case appealed against an Employment Appeal Tribunal decision which dismissed her initial claim regarding indirect religious discrimination. The Appellant in this case was a practicing Christian. The Appellants rotas originally allowed for Sunday to be her rest day; however her legal obligation for Sunday working was ‘as and when required.’

The local authority, the defendant, began to rota the appellant in for Sunday working. The Appellant raised a grievance, which was rejected. When rotated to work on a Sunday, the Appellant refused to do so and as a result disciplinary

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This article is correct at 13/12/2013
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