Kovalkovs v 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Policies and Procedures, Diversity & Inclusion
The claimant was employed by the respondent as a press operative before being promoted to quality inspector. This was in a chicken processing factory. The claimant is a Christian following the Russian Orthodox Church. He believes that a crucifix should be worn close to the chest to signify his commitment to the belief. The crucifix the claimant wore had been sanctified during a baptism and had been a gift from his mother. The respondent had a policy on ‘Foreign Body Control’. Part of this stated that jewellery must not be worn with the exception of a single band ring. A further exception was made in the policy for religious jewellery albeit subject to a risk
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