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).
This week's case of the week, provided by Thomas Eggar, covers philosophical belief discrimination.
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.
Tina McKevitt, lecturer in employment law at University of Sheffield, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to the meaning of religion or belief for the purposes of the religion or belief discrimination legislation.