From News

Whether employee’s belief re copyright and moral rights constituting “philosophical belief” - Gray v Mulberry Co (Design) Ltd [EAT] 18.07.18 (Unreported)

In determining whether the belief of an employee, who refused to sign a copyright agreement with her employer, that "the statutory human or moral right to own the copyright and moral rights of her own creative works and output" amounted to a philosophical belief within the Equality Act 2010 s.10(2), a tribunal had correctly focused on the manifestation of the belief and had not set the bar too high in respect of the fourth criterion in Grainger Plc v Nicholson [2010] 2 All E.R. 253, [2010] C.L.Y. 1025. The employee had not done anything in her employment that amounted to an expression of her belief and the tribunal had been correct to find that it had not attained the level of cogency, seriousness, cohesion and importance required by Grainger.
Category: Employment Keyword(s): Intellectual property; Copyright; Belief discrimination. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector; Technology and Information.

View original article