In Power v Greater Manchester Police Authority EAT/0087/10, the EAT affirmed that, in determining whether or not an employee has suffered direct religious discrimination, a distinction may be drawn between treatment on the ground of the person's beliefs and treatment on the ground of manifestation of those beliefs.
This case shows that some incidents of harassment are so serious that the correct approach is for the employer to contact the police, rather than use its own internal harassment investigation procedure.
An employment tribunal has held that a former BBC employee's belief that "public service broadcasting has the higher purpose of promoting cultural interchange and social cohesion" is a philosophical belief for the purposes of discrimination legislation.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a police trainer who was dismissed for bringing DVDs and posters related to spiritualism to the workplace was not discriminated against because of his religious beliefs.
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