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Equality North East

Atheists and vegans will be protected by Equality Bill

Vegans and atheists should be afforded the same protection from discrimination as religious groups, guidance on the Equality Bill states.

The code of practice, prepared by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to help employers interpret the Bill, would also enable Rastafarians and Scientologists to be protected.

The code states: "A belief need not include faith or worship of a god or gods, but must affect how a person lives their life or perceives the world."

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March 9, 2010

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