Mr Nambeesan sought industrial tribunal advice about compensation from Michael Lewin Solicitors after being bulliedat work on the grounds of his religion.
Mr Nambeesan had been a shelf stocker for a large international supermarket chain for a total of 6 years. The supermarket was an equal opportunity employer and said they would cater to an employee’s needs whether it was based on disability gender religion. Etc.
When Mr Nambeesan applied for the job he made very clear to the supermarket that he would not handle beef of any description as he was Hindu and they believed that the cow was a holy animal and should not be eaten. The supermarket manager said this was fine and that he would avoid the chilled/frozen meat section altogether on Mr Nambeesans rota.
?Nobody liked working in the chilled and frozen sections but all the staff had to do it. Based on the fact it would cause disruptions to the system if I only stocked meat other than beef my employers decided it would be better if I just didn?t work on those sections at all.
I sought industrial tribunal advice about compensation after suffering bullying about my religion for 4 out of the 6 years I had worked there. I even had minced beef thrown over my windscreen by staff members that though I should be doing the same as everyone else.?
Mr Nambeesan was right to apply for a tribunal as it was a success; he was amply compensated for the harassment and stress he received at work. If you have been in a similar situation and need industrial tribunal advice about compensation then call Michael Lewin on 0844 499 9302.