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Blog: Discrimination on the ground of political opinion

Blog: Discrimination on the ground of political opinion
 Discrimination on the ground of political opinion

Writing in her latest blog article, Eileen Lavery, Head of Policy, said:

Protections from discrimination on grounds of political opinion have been with us for 40 years. It has been a factor in some court and tribunal decisions in the past few months, but what does the law actually mean by "political opinion"?

Some public comments have suggested that these recent decisions were developing or extending the reach of the law which covers this issue – the Fair Employment and Treatment Order 1998. In fact the decisions concerned affirmed earlier Court of Appeal decisions, some of which are over twenty years old.

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