Sarah Crowther on company dress codes—neutrality over diversity?
Sarah Crowther writes for LexisPSL on the issue in question, and says that now is a sensible time for employers to review dress code policies to ensure that they meet business needs and expectations.
Sarah’s employment analysis summarises two cases involving the wearing of headscarves at work. She discusses what the Court of Justice decided, on the interpretation of whether or not an employer’s dress code is proportionate for the aim of achieving neutrality.
For the full article please see the following: Company dress codes—neutrality over diversity (Achbita v G4S; Bougnaoui v Micropole).
Sarah Crowther has a public law and human rights practice, which focuses on discrimination, especially in the supply of goods and services and employment law.
She has appeared successfully in the employment tribunal, High Court and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Notably, Sarah has appeared in the leading cases on religious rights discrimination, including representing the Christian hoteliers whose refusal to supply a same-sex couple with a double-bedded room led to the Supreme Court and currently, in Northern Ireland, where she acts on behalf of the bakery which refused to bake a cake with a message promoting same-sex marriage.
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