Climate change belief given same legal status as religion
In a landmark ruling, Mr Justice Michael Burton said that "a belief in man-made climate change ... is capable, if genuinely held, of being a philosophical belief for the purpose of the 2003 Religion and Belief Regulations".
The ruling could open the door for employees to sue their companies for failing to account for their green lifestyles, such as providing recycling facilities or offering low-carbon travel.
The grounds for Mr Nicholson's case stem from changes to employment law made by Baroness Scotland, the Attorney General, in the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations 2003.
The regulations effectively broaden the protection to cover not just religious beliefs or those "similar" to religious beliefs, but philosophical beliefs as well....
Baroness Scotland is a law lord who was caught employing an illegal immigrant & involved in the expenses scandle to the tune of 170000..that is pounds, passed this "law" but could I humbly suggest in the current climate of villains in high places, this is no less than I would expect.Foolish laws enforced by activist judges. "Protection for religious beliefs" Wow..I didn`t know Christianity had protection in england.