Equality And Diversity Act In Hull

Equality And Diversity Act – MLS; Do your company policies fully comply with the Equality and Diversity Act at your organisation in Hull? It is extremely important that employers fully comply with equality and diversity legislation and the highly qualified and experienced professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors could advise and assist your organisation in implementing this into your company policies to minimise the potential of discrimination within your business with regards to a lack of equal opportunities.

Personnel Today published an article on Thursday 4 July 2013 written by Rob Moss discussing if anti-Semitism counts as a ‘philosophical belief’ under the Equality Act 2010.

The article says that "An employment tribunal has judged that teaches anti-Semitic views are not protected as a "philosophical belief" and the Equality Act".

It goes on to explain that "Mr Arya lost his job as a primary school teacher after allegations of: pushing and shouting at the child; making sexist and racist comments about colleagues in letters to the National Union of Teachers; and indicating anti-Semitic views to a colleague in a text message and email."

Have you had an employee bring a claim against you the breaches in the Equality and Diversity Act at your organisation in Hull? Then you should consult with the employment and commercial law specialists at Michael Lewin Solicitors to discover how our extremely dedicated team could assist your organisation in resolving the dispute as quickly and cost effectively as possible by alternative dispute resolution methods as well is providing robust legal defence at an employment tribunal hearing if litigation is unavoidable.

The above-mentioned article described that "Mr Arya brought various claims against his former employer the London Borough of Waltham Forest including one that he was discriminated against because of his loss for philosophical belief that "the Jewish religion’s professed belief in Jews being ‘God’s chosen people’ is at odds with a meritocratic and multicultural society"."

It is reported that "The tribunal concluded that: his belief is genuinely held; that it is a belief and not just an opinion; and that it retains a certain level of seriousness."

However it goes on to say "It struggled with the requirement that a belief must "be worthy of respect in a democratic society and not incompatible with human dignity and/or conflict with the fundamental rights of others". The judge concluded that Mr Arya’s belief that was not a philosophical belief of the Equality Act and dismisses complaints of discrimination and harassment relating to the philosophical belief."

The highly skilled professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors could advise and assist your company in drafting and implementing company policies and procedures that fully complying with the Equality and Diversity Act to minimise the risk of future repercussions within your organisation in Hull as well is provide guidance and assistance alternative dispute resolution methods should an employment dispute arise provide outstanding litigation services should an employment tribunal hearing be inevitable; so call our helpful advisers to discuss our services further on: 0113 200 9720.


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