Muslim staff at Marks & Spencer can refuse to sell alcohol and pork
Marks & Spencer says its Muslim staff do not have to sell pork or alcohol to customers
Muslim staff working for Marks & Spencer have been given permission to refuse to serve customers buying alcohol or pork products.
Its policy decision has highlighted a split among the big food retailers over whether religious staff should be excused certain jobs.
In contrast to M&S, Sainsbury's said it had issued official guidelines that stated there was no reason why staff who did not drink alcohol or eat pork for religious reasons could not handle the goods.
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