Philosophical beliefs and the COVID vaccine- who is protected?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 14 February 2022
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Case Law; Philosophical beliefs; Coronavirus

I love talking about case law, and within case law, philosophical beliefs I always think can create a great debate. And we do have a couple of cases about whether or not COVID is a philosophical belief and therefore protected.

Now, the cases that are coming through are English cases, so that's under the GB Equality Act. But we do also have philosophical belief protection here, so I think we can apply the rules here.

So do you want to want to take us through some of those cases, Seamus?

Allette v Scarsdale Grange Nursing Home

Seamus: Yeah. Look, we are starting to see cases trickle through. We'll probably not see every single case that comes through, but the ones that are reported or that

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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