X v Y Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Health and Safety, Discrimination and Equality, Coronavirus/Covid-19
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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