Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Green beliefs win legal protection

Important news from the Soil Association, that I blog here because of how unprecedented it is. The only thing somewhat unsatisfactory is of course the use of the term 'belief' in this context. Environmental 'views' are in most cases simply fact-based; they are not relevantly similar to religious convictions!:
 


"Being human signifies, for each one of us, belonging to a class, a society, a country, a continent and a civilization; and for us European earth-dwellers, the adventure played out in the heart of the New World signifies in the first place that it was not our world and that we bear responsibility for the crime of its destruction."
Claude Levi-Strauss, anthropologist, born November 28, 1908, died November 1, 2009, aged 100.


Green beliefs win legal protection
Employees who raise concerns about their company's environmental practices won the right to legal redress yesterday after a judge ruled that green beliefs deserved the same protection in the workplace as religious convictions. In a landmark ruling which legal experts said could open the floodgates to thousands of claims, appeal judge Mr Justice Burton, ruled that environmental views should be protected under the employment equality laws. Workers who are victimised for strong environmental views such as how a company should deal with cutting carbon, managing waste or using aviation to travel to meetings can now bring compensation claims against employers.
The Independent (4 Nov, front page)
The Guardian (4 Nov, p.3)
The Telegraph (4 Nov, p.15)

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Important news from the Soil Association, that I blog here because of how unprecedented it is. The only thing somewhat unsatisfactory is of course the use of the term 'belief' in this context. Environmental 'views' are in most cases simply fact-based; they are not relevantly similar to religious convictions!:
 


"Being human signifies, for each one of us, belonging to a class, a society, a country, a continent and a civilization; and for us European earth-dwellers, the adventure played out in the heart of the New World signifies in the first place that it was not our world and that we bear responsibility for the crime of its destruction."
Claude Levi-Strauss, anthropologist, born November 28, 1908, died November 1, 2009, aged 100.


Green beliefs win legal protection
Employees who raise concerns about their company's environmental practices won the right to legal redress yesterday after a judge ruled that green beliefs deserved the same protection in the workplace as religious convictions. In a landmark ruling which legal experts said could open the floodgates to thousands of claims, appeal judge Mr Justice Burton, ruled that environmental views should be protected under the employment equality laws. Workers who are victimised for strong environmental views such as how a company should deal with cutting carbon, managing waste or using aviation to travel to meetings can now bring compensation claims against employers.
The Independent (4 Nov, front page)
The Guardian (4 Nov, p.3)
The Telegraph (4 Nov, p.15)
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