Meaning of religion or belief

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  • Grainger plc and others v Nicholson

    Date:
    4 November 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employee's asserted belief that mankind is heading towards catastrophic climate change and we are under a moral duty to act to mitigate or avoid this is capable of being a philosophical belief for the purposes of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/1660).

  • Case of the week: Philosophical belief discrimination

    Date:
    2 June 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case of the week, provided by Thomas Eggar, covers philosophical belief discrimination.

  • Harris v NKL Automotive Ltd and Matrix Consultancy UK Ltd

    Date:
    29 October 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Harris v NKL Automotive Ltd and Matrix Consultancy UK Ltd EAT 0134/07, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal's finding that a requirement to have tidy hair did not indirectly discriminate against a Rastafarian who wore his hair in dreadlocks.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The statutory definitions of religion and belief are amended by the Equality Act 2007.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 October 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Tina McKevitt, lecturer in employment law at University of Sheffield, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to the meaning of religion or belief for the purposes of the religion or belief discrimination legislation.