Employment law cases

Kingston & Richmond Area Health Authority v Kaur [1981] IRLR 337 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Discrimination: Standard uniform requirement discriminating against Sikhs held justifiable

    6 October 1981

    In Kingston & Richmond Area Health Authority v Kaur, the EAT has ruled that a requirement by a health authority that enrolled nurses wear a standard uniform which could not be varied is "justifiable" within the meaning of s.1(1)(b)(ii) of the Race Relations Act and that in applying such a requirement to a Sikh woman, whose religion requires her to wear trousers, the employers had not unlawfully indirectly discriminated against her.