Employment news — hotel and leisure sector January 2013

Goodman Derrick LLP has acted for clients in the hotel and leisure industry for many years and the Employment Department recognises that this sector is heavily reliant on its staff. We know that you need to keep abreast of the legal matters that may arise and this newsletter seeks to help you do just that!

You will probably already have read in the press about the very recent European Court of Human Rights case of Eweida and others v United Kingdom (2013). The main finding was that an employee’s right to manifest their religious belief had been breached when they were prevented by their employer from wearing a cross at work due to the employer’s uniform policy. In light of this decision, employers should think very carefully about whether any revisions need to be made to their own uniform policies…

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