Commentary and analysis

All items: Religion or belief discrimination

  • Religion or belief discrimination: Are beliefs on veganism and gender transition protected?

    Date:
    3 February 2020

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the criteria applied by employment tribunals in recent cases to determine the sort of philosophical beliefs that should be protected by the Equality Act 2010.

  • Equality Act 2010: Which non-religious beliefs are protected?

    Date:
    17 January 2020

    Ethical veganism, democratic socialism, humanism and a refusal to lie to customers are among the eclectic list of beliefs that have come before courts and tribunals as potential "philosophical beliefs" under equality legislation. We round up which non-religious beliefs have been found to be protected under the Equality Act 2010.

  • General election 2019: Five issues when politics and work mix

    Date:
    12 November 2019

    How can employers prevent employees from electioneering at work? Should the workforce be banned from highlighting their political allegiances in the workplace? What if colleagues argue over opposing political views? With a general election taking place on 12 December, we look at five employment issues when politics and the workplace mix.

  • Climate change protests: Five concerns for employers

    Date:
    28 October 2019

    Widespread environmental protests, such as the Extinction Rebellion, are having an increasing everyday impact on employers. We round up potential issues for HR professionals who are dealing with disruption to their employer's operations as a result of climate change protests.

  • Political beliefs in the workplace: what does the law say?

    Date:
    15 October 2019

    As the debate over Brexit reaches a crescendo and leavers and remainers disagree on what should happen next, Richard Fox examines the extent to which employers can allow political debate in the workplace.

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Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to religion or belief discrimination.