A tribunal has recently ruled for the first time that ethical veganism is protected by law and is a philosophical belief. The case was brought by vegan Jordi Casamitjana, who was dismissed by the League against Cruel Sports because of his beliefs of...
If you feel that you have been discriminated against due to your religious beliefs our discrimination team would be happy to discuss your case. We appreciate that this is often a difficult time and offer a range of funding options available to help. In some circumstances we may be able to offer a ‘no win no fee arrangement’. Please complete our online enquiry form or call us on 0203 816 9302 and we will be happy to discuss your options and guide you through the process.
Under the terms of the Equality Act, less favourable treatment experienced as a result of a person’s religious or philosophical beliefs of lack of such beliefs, (for example atheism), is prohibited and is considered to constitute discrimination.
Generally, a belief is interpreted as a mindset which affects an individual’s life choices and the way in which they choose to live their lives day to day.
The law also provides protection against discriminatory conduct as a result of a perception that an individual is of a certain faith or holds particular beliefs, even if the perception is incorrect.