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Muslim leaders slam M&S over ‘ridiculous’ till policy: Influential figures say workers’ veto ‘beggars belief’ as store apologises over affair An M&S spokeswoman said the store’s policy is that members of staff who cannot handle specific food or drink products, as a result of their religious beliefs are given a ‘suitable role’ Muslim leaders slam M&S over ‘ridiculous’ till policy: Influential figures say workers’ veto ‘beggars belief’ as store apologises over affair Muslim Council of Britain said situation should have been handled better Others said allowing workers not to serve alcohol or pork was ridiculous Customer was ‘taken aback’ when the female member of staff explained she could not sell a bottle of Champagne because she was Muslim Policy is to ensure staff who exercise the veto are given ‘suitable roles’ Spokeswoman apologised saying store had not followed ‘internal policy’ Influential Muslims have lined up to criticise Marks & Spencer for letting checkout staff refuse to serve shoppers buying alcohol or pork. They described the workers’ veto as ridiculous and said it was ‘a policy that beggars belief’. The incredulity among Islamic observers came as M&S chiefs issued an apology over the affair, in which shoppers at a London store were told to find another till when they tried to buy wine from a Muslim member of staff.
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