Omooba v Michael Garret Associates

Hello everyone and thank you for joining us for another case of the week update. For everyone that missed our last update about a whistleblowing claim, you can find that here. This week, we are looking at whether a Christian actress can be fairly dismissed from a lesbian role in the case of Omooba v [...]

Do anti-Zionist beliefs qualify as philosophical beliefs that qualify for protection under the Equality Act 2010?

University of Bristol  v  Professor David Millar Hello again and welcome back to our case of the week. Last week we looked at a race discrimination claim in the case of Dr Nicholas Jones v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Those that missed it can find it here. This week we're looking [...]

Scottish Federation of Housing Associations v Jones

This week we are looking at philosophical belief discrimination. Both religion and philosophical beliefs are protected characteristics under Section 10 of the Equality Act 2010. Philosophical beliefs can include political beliefs, veganism and even a belief public money is being wasted. The test for a philosophical belief was defined in the case of Granger as follows: [...]

Forstater v Centre for Global Development (EAT)

Forstater v Centre for Global Development (EAT) Hello and welcome to our case of the week blog. This week’s case has been all over the news. It raises some interesting legal and ethical questions. We covered it a few weeks ago (at the time of its hearing at Tribunal level). The EAT has now delivered [...]

Maya Forstater v Centre for Global Development

Hello and welcome to our case of the week. This week’s case looks at philosophical beliefs. Particularly, whether a belief that biological sex cannot be changed is a philosophical belief capable of being a protected characteristic, giving protection from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. Background It is first necessary to do some gender theory [...]