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MUSLIM CABBIE TRIED TO SUE LEEDS TAXI COMPANY AFTER HE WAS BANNED FROM WEARING TRADITIONAL GARMENTS


A Muslim cab driver tried to sue a Leeds taxi company after he was banned from wearing traditional garments and had to wear ‘smart western’ clothing under the firm’s dress code. MailOnline reports that Zulquarnain Ali alleged he was discriminated on the grounds of his religion because he was not allowed to wear his shalwar kameez which would allow him to conveniently visit a mosque and pray. Leeds Taxi Owners Ltd (LTO) temporarily suspended the veteran taxi driver from its customer booking system for breaching the dress policy. At an employment tribunal in Leeds, Mr Ali tried to sue LTO for religion or belief discrimination. However, his case was thrown out as a judge ruled he was tech- nically self-employed despite being a


driver for the member-owned company. A tribunal report said: “There is no dispute that LTO had a written policy that its drivers should wear smart western dress’. An issue arose in 2019 it transpired that Mr Ali was wearing a shalwar kameez and he was removed from the system He was reinstated after a couple of weeks. There were various discussions and he ended up having a meeting with the directors.” Arguing that he was an employee of the company, Mr Ali told the tribunal he worked up to 83 hours a week. But, it was heard just a third of Mr Ali’s fares came from LTO and ‘fundamentally’ he was a self-employed driver who signed up to LTO. As a result, Judge Davies ruled Mr Ali could not proceed with his claim as he


was not an employee. The Judge said: “I find that Mr Ali falls on the side of being in business on his own account. He is a HC driver plying his trade. He can choose at any time simply to pick up street fares. “Having regard to the context of the way he works, I find that was in the nature of a business decision taken by him. He does not have any obligation to log on and do that work at any time. He is essentially choosing between different available sources of work.” Judge Davies added: “Mr Ali is also bound by the rule about dress code. “That is one factor pointing towards a degree of subordination and integra- tion into a business, but I find that it’s outweighed by other factors that point more towards true self-employment.”


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