Here we list a selection of key cases, reported since 2009, on religion and belief discrimination in the workplace, providing a summary of the decision and implications for employers.

Bougnaoui v Micropole SA | European Court of Justice | 14 March 2017

Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions NV | European Court of Justice | 14 March 2017

Henderson v GMB | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 13 Mar 2015

Olivier v Department of Work and Pensions | Employment Tribunal | 18 Nov 2013

Mba v The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Merton | Court of Appeal | 5 Dec 2013

Eweida and others v UK | European Court of Human Rights | 15 Jan 2013

Pasab and another v Woods | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 2 Feb 2012

Hashman v Milton Park (Dorset) Ltd t/a Orchard park | Employment Tribunal | 26 Oct 2011

Farrell v South Yorkshire Police Authority | Employment Tribunal | 24 May 2011

McFarlane v Relate Avon Ltd | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 28 Sep 2010

Grainger plc v Nicholson | Employment Appeal Tribunal | 3 Nov 2009

​Please note: While every care has been taken in compiling these notes, CIPD cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions. These notes are not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice.

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