Philosophical belief discrimination

Philosophical belief discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination based on their philosophical beliefs. In order to be protected, the belief must be: Genuinely held; Be a belief not an opinion or viewpoint; Concern a weighty or substantial aspect of human life; Have attained a certain level of cogency, seriousness or importance (in a similar way…

Sex discrimination

Sex discrimination

Section 18 of the Equality Act 2010 deals specifically with pregnancy and maternity discrimination. A woman bringing a claim under section 18 does not need to show that a male comparator would have been treated more favourably (they can’t, because men cannot be pregnant or go on maternity leave).