I think this is such a non issue. According to the OP there have been no complaints to date by the customers. Customers are happy, Employer is Happy, Employee is happy.
Win win as far as i can see.
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...they do? The point of the UK law is to say that you can't create a job which will discriminate against a religion - unless the job inherently has some aspects which one religion might not like. Butchers (non-Halal) will inevitably be handling pork, so it's not discriminatory to state that in a job description.As to the UK law, I think it's silly. They should start their own butcher and not carry pork products, rather than trying to force the owner to accommodate them, and inconvenience their customers.
Besides that, there are halal and kosher butchers. Why not work for them if you're so wound up about it?
By counterexample - on the other hand, it would be clearly discriminatory for a job in a bank to include mandatory bacon sandwiches for lunch every day.
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Last edited by a351; 04-01-12 at 08:14 PM.
I live in near a little town in the desert. We like that. I don't know that we have anything in common with Rochester. But, I don't support the idea of citizens telling a local grocer what it should or should not do. That is the issue as I see it. It is no one's business.
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