A question of belief: employers need to be aware of wide scope for discrimination cases

13 June 2011

Andreas White, Partner in Employment, writes on the protection against discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief with the relevant provisions, which are now enshrined in the Equality Act 2010.

He also looks at some recent decisions which illustrate pitfalls for employers that fail to appreciate the wide scope of this area of employment law. It has become increasingly clear that a very wide range of beliefs may qualify for protection.

This article examines some notable examples and considers what employers can do to minimise the risks. 

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