If an employee feels they have been the victim of discrimination or harassment because of a philosophical belief, they could claim for compensation. But what is a philosophical belief?
Are views on fox hunting, life after death, veganism, Brexit or Scottish Independence protected, or are they just opinions?
And what happens when one person's belief conflicts with another's, like Christianity and homosexuality? Is there a hierarchy of protected beliefs?
Philosophical beliefs can be a tricky area for HR teams to advise on, but it's a growing issue and important to get right from a reputational and financial perspective.
In this episode, TLT's employment team offers their views and shares some advice on how to deal with these cases, including the need to remain objective, listen and to have clear policies on how the company handles discrimination and bullying.
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