Is an accusation being “too left-wing” harassment related to belief?

In Henderson v GMB the Employment Appeal Tribunal was asked to consider a claim alleging direct discrimination and harassment relating to Mr Henderson’s “left-wing democratic socialist beliefs”. An employment tribunal had found that Mr Henderson had been fairly dismissed but had suffered unlawful direct discrimination and harassment on the basis of the protected characteristic of…

Yet more on what constitutes a “philosophical belief” in the context of discrimination

I have written on numerous occasions about the sometimes odd and unexpected practical applications of the Religion and Belief Regulations (now incorporated within the Equality Act). This month has seen another and some would say rather tenuous interpretation of what constitutes a protected philosophical belief. Mr Devan Maistry worked for the BBC and presented complaints…

newsletter – discrimination: religion or belief

Along with the rest of British anti-discrimination law the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 were replaced by the Equality Act 2010 with effect from 1 October 2010.  Reflecting changes originally made in 2007, the new wording ensures that any philosophical belief is covered whether or not it is “similar” to a religious belief. This…