Dealing with Extreme Political Views

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 17 November 2022
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Employee Engagement; Remote Working

So let's get to some awkward issues then, Seamus. I stumbled across this question on an HR forum. I think it may well have been on the CIPD actually. So the person asked, "It has been brought to my attention by a concerned employee that we have a member of staff who has extreme political views. The individual regularly expresses and discusses his views around anti-Semitism, white supremacy, racism, and homophobia with his peers, and he is understandably making them uncomfortable. How do I handle it?"

This struck me because we are seeing a lot of cases coming out in England around this idea of philosophical beliefs being tantamount to religious beliefs. Obviously, England has the Equality

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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