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Muslim Marks And Spencer Staff Told They Can Refuse To Serve Alcohol And Pork Products

Post  malena stool on Tue 24 Dec - 10:00

Muslim Marks And Spencer Staff Told They Can Refuse To Serve Alcohol And Pork Products
Huffington Post UK | Posted: 22/12/2013 15:18 GMT | Updated: 23/12/2013 10:16 GMT

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/22/muslim-marks-and-spencer-staff-alcohol-pork_n_4489368.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk-ws-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec3_lnk4%26pLid%3D232497

UPDATE: Atheist Richard Dawkins Wades Into M&S Alcohol & Pork Products Row As Retailer Apologises
Muslim checkout staff at Marks and Spencer have been told they can refuse to serve customers alcohol and pork products.

The directive from company bosses means people wishing to buy these items will have to wait for an alternative till to become available, the Telegraph reported.

In contrast, staff at Sainsbury's have been told there are no religious grounds for not handling pork and alcohol products, highlighting a split among major food retailers.

Staff can politely refuse service
Morrisons would "respect and work around anyone’s wishes not to handle specific products for religious or cultural reasons".

Asda told HuffPost UK: "We don’t have such a policy in place, but if any colleague had a serious concern about anything then we’d look at that on a case-by-case basis".

A spokesman for M&S said the policy also acknowledges the beliefs of Jewish and Christian workers, including allow Jewish staff not to handle pork.

Staff not wishing to work on certain days due to religious beliefs, such as Christians not wishing to work Sundays, would be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

They said: "We have guidelines in place that set out the requirements and beliefs of different religions, which we have previously discussed and agreed with religious organisations and community groups.

"We treat everyone fairly, so although our colleagues on tills or replenishing stock will be asked to handle alcohol and meat, we will always work closely with individuals to ensure we are inclusive and fair to all."

Earlier this year two Muslims brought a legal case against Tesco after a prayer room at the branch at which they worked was locked.

The supermarket was found guilty of indirect discrimination and both men were awarded cash for "injury to their feelings", reports the Daily Mail.

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Post  fuzeta on Tue 24 Dec - 10:11

It's all going very well.

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Post  malena stool on Tue 24 Dec - 10:14

According to plan..

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Post  malena stool on Tue 24 Dec - 10:26

Yes NBY, this is the update to that topic, M&S have told their muslim staff they can refuse to serve alcohol and pork.

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Post  fuzeta on Tue 24 Dec - 11:17

"Earlier this year two Muslims brought a legal case against Tesco after a prayer room at the branch at which they worked was locked"

The supermarket was found guilty of indirect discrimination and both men were awarded cash for "injury to their feelings", reports the Daily Mail"

Could they not have just asked for the key?   



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Post  malena stool on Tue 24 Dec - 11:26

 That would have been demeaning, anyway it wouldn't have got into the media.

I've worked with all races and religions doing tasks many of which would make a vulture sick, and in no way do I consider myself to be a racist, but the likes of Choudray and his devious ravings and the 'scoops' which are making headlines are sorely testing my feelings.
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Post  Guest on Tue 24 Dec - 11:32

Jews aren't forbidden to handle pork. We're just not allowed to eat it. Same applies to shellfish. So this "policy" is crap.

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Post  fuzeta on Tue 24 Dec - 13:18

malena stool wrote: That would have been demeaning, anyway it wouldn't have got into the media.

I've worked with all races and religions doing tasks many of which would make a vulture sick, and in no way do I consider myself to be a racist, but the likes of Choudray and his devious ravings and the 'scoops' which are making headlines are sorely testing my feelings.
Rant over.
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I know that you are not a racist Malena and neither am I. Nor is the majority of the British public. We are a very tolerant people but we are being constantly pushed further and further. The politicians do not seem to take on board that we have had enough of our way of life and our own culture being eroded. Most of us have our eyes wide open as to what is happening here.

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