November 3, 2009 7:29 AM Subscribe
posted by mccarty.tim (28 comments total)
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Tim Nicholson, a UK former executive, believes he was fired
for his environmental views. He has sued
his former employer for discrimination on grounds of the Employment Equality
act, which states that employees may not be discriminated against for religious or philosophical beliefs. His former employers argue that his views were political, and thus do not fall under the act.
This would not be the first
time religion and global warming were compared, but usually the comparison is unfavorable
and used to either discredit the science or to imply religious people cannot be environmentalists, as that leads to distracting from their faith for worldly or heretical concerns.
This raises a lot of interesting questions about discrimination in the workplace, and what should be considered a religion or philosophical view.