Worker argues unfair dismissal due to ‘philosophical belief’

EAT to consider when a manifestation of a religious or political belief is appropriate

10 Feb 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) is to consider guidance on religious belief discrimination this week in GMB v Henderson, which has the potential to become a fundamental piece of case law.

The case is set to deal with the questions of an employee's left wing democratic socialism and what constitutes an appropriate 'manifestation of that behaviour in the workplace'.

The appeal will consider how a tribunal should analyse claims of discrimination and, in particular, the difficult interrelationship between comparators, the reason why and the burden of proof.

The case involves Keith Henderson, who was previously employed as a regional organiser in the General Municipal Boilermakers Union's (GMB) Lon...

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