In Alsnih v Al Quds Al-Arabi Publishing & Advertising, an employment tribunal held that the dismissal of an employee for refusing to use a work-related app on her personal phone was procedurally and substantively unfair.
Ever since religion and belief discrimination was introduced in 2003, a potential conflict of rights has been brewing under the surface, says consultant editor Darren Newman. What if employees express beliefs related to protected characteristics - such as sexual orientation and gender reassignment - that may be upsetting or offensive to others?
In Higgs v Farmor's School, an employment tribunal considered whether or not an employee's belief opposing gender fluidity constituted a philosophical belief within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010.
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