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Fear of coronavirus (COVID-19) not protected under UK discrimination law

Published on: 07 January 2022
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Fear of coronavirus (COVID-19) not protected under UK discrimination law
  • The law
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  • Practical implications

Article summary

Employment analysis: In X v Y, an employment tribunal had to decide if an employee's fear that she might catch coronavirus (COVID-19), and needed to take steps to protect herself and others, amounted to a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010). Joanne Moseley, professional support lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, reviews the tribunal's decision. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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