General Municipal and Boilermakers Union v Henderson UKEAT/73/14: Employment Appeal Tribunal: Mrs Justice Simler: 13 March 2015 [Case Note]

Mcfaul, Hugh (2015). General Municipal and Boilermakers Union v Henderson UKEAT/73/14: Employment Appeal Tribunal: Mrs Justice Simler: 13 March 2015 [Case Note]. Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, 4(3) pp. 539–540.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ojlr/rwv040

Abstract

Employment – Unfair dismissal – Discrimination – Employee dismissed for gross misconduct on grounds he was unmanageable – Employment tribunal ruling employee had been fairly dismissed but had suffered unlawful discrimination and harassment on grounds of his protected belief in democratic socialism – Employee appealing against dismissal ruling – Employer cross – appealing against unlawful discrimination and harassment ruling – Whether tribunal erred in holding that dismissal both fair and unlawfully discriminatory – Whether equality legislation provided less protection for philosophical as opposed to religious beliefs – Whether employee had suffered unlawful discrimination and harassment – Equality Act 2010, s 10

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