Freedom of Religion in UK Law

  • Britain Has New Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    In Britain last week, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced: The Prime Minister has today appointed Rehman Chishti MP as his new Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief. In his new ...
  • Britain Has New Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    In Britain last week, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced: The Prime Minister has today appointed Rehman Chishti MP as his new Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief. In his new ...
  • British Government Argues That An Employee’s Ability To Resign Guarantees Freedom of Religion In The Workplace
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    In one of the most significant cases coming before the European Court of Human Rights out of the UK, the government’s Queens Counsel argued that that an employee’s ability to resign “guarantees fre...
  • “Proselytise” (vb): (1) to advocate, persuade, cause to adopt; (2) to take material risks with your continued employment (UK)
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Here is another case about how far doing your God’s bidding in the workplace protects you from disciplinary action by your employer or, put more prosaically, about the relationship between the unfa...
    ...... between the unfair dismissal regime and your rights to freedom of religion under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Ms ......
  • UK Supreme Court Rules on 'Gay Cake' Case
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Cakes have become an unlikely battleground for gay rights over the past few years. In the United States there has been a spate of cases where individuals have challenged refusals to provide cakes f...
    ...... Civil Rights Commission had violated the baker’s rights to freedom of expression, protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. ... had to consider what impact the bakers’ rights to freedom of religion and expression, protected under the European Convention on Human Rights, ......
  • Protection against religious discrimination in the workplace
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled in the cases of four individuals who were unsuccessful in their claims in the UK courts for religious discrimination at work.  All four applica...
    ...... are practising Christians, brought claims relying on Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) and Article 14 (prohibition of ......
  • Does Freedom To Choose An Arbitrator Include Freedom To Choose Her Religion?
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    A UK case headed to the European Court of Justice involves an arbitration provision between two businessmen that requires that arbitration of all disputes be conducted only before an Ismaili Muslim...
  • Supreme Court Rules Bakery Did Not Discriminate Against Gay Customer
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The Supreme Court has this week handed down judgment in the long-running “gay cake” case (Lee v McArthur and Ashers Baking Company Limited). The bakery, which is in Northern Ireland and run by indi...
    ......’ rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to freedom of religion and freedom of expression. The Supreme Court found in favour ......
  • UK Law Failed To Protect Christian Employee's Convention Right To Manifest Her Religious Beliefs
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... tribunal claims against their respective employers under the Religion or Belief Regulations, arguing that their employers' policies ... to allow her to wear a cross was an interference with her right to freedom of religion, the reason for the restriction on jewellery was to protect ......
  • Littler Global Guide - United Kingdom - Q4 2018
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Supreme Court Rules that Refusal to Bake “Gay-Cake” Was Not Discriminatory - Precedential Decision by Judiciary or Regulatory Agency - On October 10, 2018, the UK Supreme Cour...
    ...... words "Support Gay Marriage." The Court noted that the rights to freedom of religion and freedom of expression under the European Convention on ......
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