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PHILOSOPHICAL BELIEF: Do you believe in fairies?

27 May 2011  

Mark Levine and Laura Ford consider whether the tribunals are becoming more willing to accept claims that an employee’s beliefs have been infringed

In 2003 the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations were introduced. The Regulations sought to protect against discrimination by reason of any religion, religious belief or (initially) similar philosophical belief.



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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Baggs v Fudge [2005] ET/1400114/05

    Finnon v Asda Stores Ltd [2005] ET/2402142/05

    Grainger Plc and others v Nicholson [2009] UKEAT 0219_09_0311

    Harris v NKL Automotive Ltd & anor [2007] UKEAT 0134_07_0310

    Hashman v Milton Park (Dorset) Ltd t/a Orchard Park [2011] ET/3105555/2009

    Kelly & ors v Unison [2010] ET/2203854/08

    Ladele v London Borough of Islington [2009] EWCA 1357

    Maistry v BBC [2011] ET/1313142/10

    McClintock v Department of Constitutional Affairs [2007] UKEAT 0223_07_3110

    McFarlane v Relate Avon Ltd [2010] UKEAT/0106/09

    Williams v South Central Limited [2004] ET/2306989/03

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