Is my vegetarianism a protected characteristic?

17 September 2019

In a word, no — at least according to an employment tribunal which told a claimant that his was a lifestyle choice that does not satisfy the requirement and definition of being a philosophical belief (protected characteristic) under the Equality Act 2010.

Dismissal was not religious discrimination

4 July 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was recently asked to overturn the decision of an employment tribunal that the dismissal of a non-executive director of an NHS Trust had not been grounds for a claim of discrimination because of religious belief and victimisation.