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Religion or belief: Court of Appeal considers victimisation, manifesting belief and ECHR rights (Page v Lord Chancellor; Page v NHS Trust Development Authority)

Published on: 08 March 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Religion or belief: Court of Appeal considers victimisation, manifesting belief and ECHR rights (Page v Lord Chancellor; Page v NHS Trust Development Authority)
  • What are the practical implications of these judgments?
  • Victimisation
  • Direct discrimination
  • Justification in the context of indirect discrimination and Article 9 ECHR (right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion)
  • Justification under Article 10 ECHR (right to freedom of expression)
  • What is the relevant background?
  • Relevant law
  • Factual background
  • Decisions of the employment tribunals
  • More...

Article summary

Employment analysis: The Court of Appeal (1) endorses application of the principle in Martin v Devonshires Solicitors as a defence in appropriate victimisation claims, (2) endorses the distinction in religion or belief direct discrimination cases between holding the belief and manifesting it, and (3) discusses justification of infringements to the ECHR rights to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and freedom of expression, in this related pair of appeals. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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