Kovalkovs v 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Policies and Procedures, Diversity & Inclusion
Issues covered: Religious Discrimination; Risk Assessments; Dress Codes

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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This article is correct at 30/06/2022

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