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Philosophical belief under Equality Act can include left-wing beliefs

In this case report from Trowers & Hamlins, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether or not an employee who held left-wing democratic socialist beliefs and fell within the scope of philosophical belief protection afforded under the Equality Act 2010 was unlawfully discriminated against and harassed.

The General Municipal and Boilermakers Union v Henderson


Mr Henderson was employed as a regional organiser by the GMB Union but was dismissed on the ground of gross misconduct.

This was due to him challenging the authority of line management and the regional secretary, and for making serious unsupported allegations of collusion between the GMB and the Labour Party in respect of his suspension from the latter.

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April 30, 2015

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