X v Y [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    2413947/2020
  • Legal Body
    Employment Tribunal (ET)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Health and Safety, Discrimination and Equality, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Religious Discrimination; Coronavirus

The claimant brought a claim relating to unlawful discrimination on the basis of the protected characteristic relating to religion or belief under Section 10 of the Equality Act 2010.   The claimant provided a statement stating that she had taken the decision not to return to work on 31st July 2020 considering the health and safety concerns in relation to Covid-19.   She then had her wages withheld and she says this was a financial detriment.  The argument then raised by the claimant was that it was against her belief which was the ‘fear of catching Covid-19 and a need to protect myself and others’.  

The Tribunal had to determine whether this was

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This article is correct at 06/01/2022
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