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Wearing religious emblems at work: what are nurses’ rights?

When a cross, a hijab or a kara may be permitted at work, and when uniform policy banning such items may breach your right to practise or adhere to your faith

When a cross, a hijab or a kara may be permitted at work, and when uniform policy banning such items may breach your right to practise or adhere to your faith

  • Staff uniform policy can amount to indirect discrimination if it is not a proportionate way of achieving a legitimate aim, such as infection prevention
  • Managers and employers are obliged to consider the complexities of patient safety, staff rights and infection control when creating uniform policies
  • What to do if you think your trust’s local policy discriminates against you

The employment tribunal judgement runs to 98 pages, but just ten words form the key content: ‘The claimant was constructively dismissed and the dismissal

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