04/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fired For Being Green: Sacked Executive Can Sue

Tim Nicholson's commitment to green causes was enshrined in law by an employment tribunal as a "philosophical belief" under the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations.

The landmark ruling could now pave the way for hundreds more discrimination claims against companies who have ridden roughshod over employees' support for climate change.

Mr Nicholson, 41, was made redundant while head of sustainability at Grainger, Britain's biggest residential property investment company, in July last year.

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