Harron v Chief Constable of Dorset Police [2016] IRLR 481 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Religion or belief: Passionate belief in efficient use of public money may constitute "philosophical belief"

    Date:
    25 August 2016

    In Harron v Chief Constable of Dorset Police [2016] IRLR 481 EAT, the EAT allowed the employee's appeal against the ruling that his passionate belief in efficient use of public money did not constitute a "philosophical belief", on the basis that it was unclear if the tribunal had properly applied the necessary criteria. The issue was remitted to the tribunal for fresh consideration.

  • Belief in proper use of public money can be philosophical belief

    Date:
    9 August 2016

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ordered the employment tribunal to reconsider whether or not a claimant's philosophical belief in the "proper and efficient use of public money in the public sector" is protected under the Equality Act 2010. Kate Hodgkiss explains the EAT's decision.