Partner Alex Bearman has been quoted in an article by People Management, addressing the case of an office worker alleging discrimination and a breach of the Nuremberg Laws after refusing to wear a face mask to work.
“The judge in this case was not prepared to find that an objection to mask wearing was a protected philosophical belief and it seems likely that other similar claims would fail. “It is also difficult to see how a disability discrimination case could succeed where the employer’s policy allows for exemption on medical grounds.”
Alex Bearman is in the employment law team, specialising in all areas of contentious employment law, with a particular focus on complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims as well as high value bonus disputes. He also advises clients who are bringing and defending unfair dismissal and breach of contract claims and has experience of dealing with proceedings brought in the courts as well as in the employment tribunal.