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Religion or belief

Protection is provided against discrimination on the grounds of religion and of "any religious or philosophical belief". 

Because the protection of "philosophical belief" is relatively new, there have not yet been sufficient cases decided in the higher courts to establish the precise meaning of the phrase "philosophical belief" but it is likely that it will be given a fairly generous interpretation. In one case it was held that a belief in man-made climate change and of the importance of taking measure to reduce the degree of such man made change, constituted a protected "philosophical belief".   

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The above explanation of the law is only an overview and in order to be reasonably concise I have had to leave some details out - details which are likely to affect what the law would say about your own situation. So please do not rely on the above but Contact me for advice   

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