Archive for the 'belief discrimination' Category

Hunt saboteur Joe Hashman wins landmark ruling – The Guardian

“An animal rights activist whose long-running campaigns made him notorious in hunting circles has won a landmark ruling that his anti-hunting beliefs should be protected from discrimination in the same way as religion.”

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The Guardian, 9th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Odd rulings on equality legislation – Daily Telegraph

“Equality laws have allowed several unlikely claims against employers on the basis that certain views are similar to religious belief. Here are a few cases which made headlines.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Background: the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 – Daily Telegraph

“A short guide to the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003, which have allowed a man’s views on foxhunting to be placed on a par with religious belief.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Results of Cherie Blair inquiry ‘were covered up’ – The Independent

“The body which investigates complaints against judges has been accused of covering up the full extent of an investigation into Cherie Blair over her decision to hand down a lenient sentence to a convicted man because he was ‘a religious person’.”

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The Independent, 21st June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Cherie Blair cleared over court comment complaints – The Independent

“Cherie Blair will not be disciplined after she was cleared over comments she made while sparing a violent offender jail.”

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The Independent, 10th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal bid to stop council prayers – The Independent

“A campaign group is going to court to try to stop a council’s ‘archaic practice’ of holding prayers before meetings. The National Secular Society (NSS) has instructed a solicitor to take its battle with Bideford Town Council, in Devon, to the High Court, claiming the policy breaches human rights.”

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The Independent, 28th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lord Carey intervenes in council prayers battle – The Guardian

“The former archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, today [7th May] backed the saying of prayers before council meetings as a pressure group prepared to launch a legal battle on the issue.”

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The Guardian, 7th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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