Religious Freedom In The Workplace: UK Edition

Law360, New York (March 18, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT) -- Four separate long-running U.K. cases concerning whether each employee had been discriminated against on the grounds of religion as a result of their employers’ respective workplace policies culminated in the European Court of Human Rights' decision in the case of Eweida and Others v. the United Kingdom recently.

This article examines the court's judgment and its potential impact on employers with U.K. workforces and looks at how the U.S. courts may decide on similar cases.


The case, which generated significant interest and attracted comments from a number...
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