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KHURSHEED AHMAD KHAN v. STATE OF U.P. & ORS.
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

"...what was protected under Article 25 was the religious faith and not a practice which may run counter to public order, health or morality. Polygamy was not integral part of religion and monogamy was a reform within the power of the State under Article 25. This Court upheld the views of the Bombay, Gujarat and Allahabad High Courts to this effect. This Court also upheld the view of the Allahabad High Court upholding such a conduct rule. It was observed that a practice did not acquire sanction of religion simply because it was permitted. Such a practice could be regulated by law without violating Article 25..."...

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Teachers win Supreme Court case in landmark ruling over 'unfair' pay deductions

UK
Education
Supreme Court rules in favour of teachers at King Edward VI College
A group of teachers have won a “landmark victory” against their employer, after having too much pay deducted from their annual salaries. The Supreme Court decision follows a lengthy legal battle involving three teachers at King Edward VI College in Stourbridge, who took part in a union-led strike in 2011 over changes to public sector pensions.

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Franchisee fraud: 7-Eleven validly terminates franchise agreement

AUSTRALIA
Franchising
7 Eleven not required to prove fraudulent conduct in order to validly terminate franchise agreement
The Supreme Court of New South Wales has recently held that 7-Eleven was lawfully entitled to terminate a franchisee for fraud in circumstances where the franchisee had been exploiting its workers through an illegal cash-back arrangement. This is a momentous case, as it is the first significant Court decision to confirm that certain types of worker exploitation can constitute fraudulent conduct under the Franchising Code of Conduct which (for most systems) will permit them to immediately terminate the agreements of fraudulent franchisees.

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