An employment tribunal has found that a fear of catching Covid-19 is not a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010 (EA).
Section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 deals with discrimination arising from disability. This is where an employee is treated unfavourably because of something arising from their disability.
Employers must follow the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance procedures when dealing with employee grievances or dismissing for misconduct or poor performance.
For a dismissal to be fair, the reason (or main reason) for the dismissal must be one of the potentially fair reasons listed under section 98 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
Whichever side of the fence you sit on, the message here is to take all tribunal orders, and the overarching tribunal process more generally, seriously.
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