Belief in climate change is protected by discrimination regulations
- Environmentalism accepted as a 'belief'. Hempstead, Vanessa // Personnel Today;6/2/2009, p3
The article focuses on the court case T.W. Nicholson v Grainger PLC and others, in which claimant Tim Nicholson, who had been head of sustainability at Grainger PLC, successfully argued that a belief not similar to a religious belief may be protected under the Employment Equality (Religion or...
- Perspective: Philosophical beliefs. // Employers Law;Mar/Apr2010, p10
The article examines whether employment tribunals in Great Britain are qualified to handle cases requiring decisions on the so-called "worthy of respect" beliefs, particularly in the case of Nicholson v. Grainger PLC. In the case, Tim Nicholson claims that he was terminated because of his belief...
- Climate change can be a philosophical belief. // ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Nov2009, Issue 418, p47
The article discusses a court case wherein the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a belief in climate change can amount to a philosophical belief for the purposes of unfair dismissal claims. In Grainger plc v Nicholson, the tribunal disputed Nicholson's claim of illegal dismissal on the...
- Climate beliefs form core of employment tribunal. Macrory, Richard // ENDS (Environmental Data Services);May2009, Issue 412, p43
The article discusses the court case Nicholson v. Grainger Plc, wherein Nicholson claimed unfair dismissal on the grounds that the firm had breached the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003. The claimant had given evidence that his belief about climate change had affected...
- WHAT IS A SKEPTIC? // Skeptic;2003, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p5
Defines skepticism. Wrong notion about skepticism; Historical tradition associated with skepticism; Application of the methods of science.
- causal theory of knowledge Philosophy. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p82
A definition of the term "causal theory of knowledge " is presented. The term refers to a theory according to which to know a truth one must believe it and one's belief must stand in a certain causal relation to the truth itself.
- folk psychology Philosophy. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p208
A definition of the term "folk psychology" is presented. It is a term in philosophy which is used in recent philosophy of mind for the view that beliefs, desires and so on exist and operate much as common sense assumes they do.
- gambler's fallacy Psychology. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p222
A definition of the term "gambler's fallacy" is presented. The term refers to the mistaken belief that one may predict correctly in a completely chance or random situation.
- Pyrrhonism Philosophy. // Dictionary of Theories;2002, p440
A definition of the term "Pyrrhonism" is presented. It refers to an extreme form of scepticism, associated with Pyrrho of Elis, and developed by his followers, notably Aenesidemus and Sextus Empiricus. Pyrrhonism's distinguishing feature lay in its application of scepticism to itself.