Tim Nicholson has been sacked for his green beliefs. Of course, as sustainability manager for Grainger plc (a large property comapny), it is to be expected that he should have such beliefs. And his job would have been all about trying to influence Grainger to be more sustainable.
However a court has ruled that he should not have been dismissed on account of his views, just as it would not have been lawful to dismiss a Christian for their views. But this leaves sustainability looking like a life-style choice, rather than a planetary choice. Or rather the choice humanity has to face if it is to survive in anything like its current numbers.
The other side of the story, though, is what Grainger’s attitude to the matter is. They say that they are ‘increasingly aware of [their] impact on the environment and the communities within which [they] work’. But there is no serious reporting of energy use on their website…which is precisely what Tim Nicholson was complaining about.