Sacked man wins tribunal right over green viewsAn environmentalist environmentalist
a person with an interest and knowledge about the interaction of humans and animals with the environment. who claims he lost his job because of his green views was granted permission Tuesday to take his former employer to a tribunal A general term for a court, or the seat of a judge.
In Roman Law, the term applied to an elevated seat occupied by the chief judicial magistrate when he heard causes.
tribunal n. , his lawyer said.
Tim Nicholson claims he was unfairly dismissed from Grainger plc, the country's biggest residential landlord, because of what he described as his "philosophical belief about climate change and the environment".
Grainger had challenged the basis for his case, arguing that green views are not the same as religious or philosophical beliefs and therefore not protected as such, but an appeal judge on Tuesday ruled in Nicholson's favour.
"Essentially what the judgment says is that a belief in man-made climate change and the alleged resulting moral imperative A moral imperative is a principle originating inside a person's mind that compels that person to act. It is a kind of categorical imperative, as defined by Immanuel Kant. Kant took the imperative to be a dictate of pure reason, in its practical aspect. is capable of being a philosophical belief, and is therefore protected by the 2003 religion or belief regulations," said Nicholson's lawyer, Shah Qureshi.
In a previous hearing, Nicholson, 42, accused Grainger chief executive Rupert Dickinson of showing "contempt" for his concerns that the world is facing catastrophic climate change.
He was selected for redundancy and claims this was because of views that impact his whole lifestyle, including by stopping him flying.
Grainger corporate affairs director Dave Butler accepted the decision to allow Nicholson's case to be heard in an employment tribunal Employment Tribunals are inferior courts in Great Britain which have statutory jurisdiction to hear many kinds of disputes between employers and employees. The most common disputes being concerned with unfair dismissal and discrimination. , but insisted he had not been laid off for his views.
"Grainger absolutely maintains, as it has done from the very outset of these proceedings, that Mr. Nicholson's redundancy was driven solely by the operational needs of the company during a period of extraordinary market turbulence turbulence, state of violent or agitated behavior in a fluid. Turbulent behavior is characteristic of systems of large numbers of particles, and its unpredictability and randomness has long thwarted attempts to fully understand it, even with such powerful tools as ," he said.
He added: "Grainger rejects outright any suggestion that there was any other motivation relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc Mr Nicholson's beliefs or otherwise."