Recent news that Nadia Eweida won her religious discrimination case against British Airways has highlighted an important area of concern for employers. In particular, they need to have clear workplace policies in place that are applied consistently.
Capping the award for unfair dismissals at one year’s salary would be a sensible move. This, combined with payments employees will be required to make when bringing a claim, should be enough to put off most spurious claims.
Whether Chris Moyles’ departure from Radio 1 was influenced by age discrimination, in light of the BBC’s desire to attract a younger demographic to this station, is unclear. However, it does beg the question whether youth brands should be allowed to call the shots when deciding whether an employee’s age is no longer appropriate to their job.
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