An executive has won the right to sue his employer on the basis that he was unfairly dismissed for his green views. But should environmentalism have the same weight in law as religious and philosophical beliefs?
He claimed his beliefs in climate change contributed to his dimissal and has just won the right to take his employers to a tribunal. 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".
But should a belief in man-made climate change be considered as important as religious views and could this open the flood gates to other people who feel they have been discrimated against for their "green views"?