Political and religious beliefs should be given equal protection

Context important in determining whether an incident is serious enough to amount to harassment

18 Mar 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has rejected any suggestion that philosophical belief should be given less protection than religious belief under the Equality Act 2010.

GMB v Henderson UKEAT/0073/14/DM involved Keith Henderson, a regional organiser of the General Municipal Boilermakers (GMB) trade union, who was dismissed from his employment on 7 December 2014.

At first instance the tribunal held that the claimant had been fairly dismissed due to gross misconduct, but that he had suffered direct discrimination and harassment on the basis of his l...

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