Poppies in the WorkplacePosted in : How do I handle it NI on 16 October 2012
Can an employee claim discrimination over a workplace poppy ban? We have some employees who want to wear poppies at work and others who are opposed. How do I handle it? We allow employees in our Scottish plant to wear poppies but thought that this might not be appropriate in Northern Ireland.
Sharon McArdle from the Employment Team at Tughans Solicitors writes:
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has advised, in its guide, “Promoting a Good and Harmonious Working Environment”, that the wearing of poppies in the workplace is unlikely to be regarded as creating an intimidating or hostile working environment. The Equality Commission says that, whilst poppies may fall within a
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