Category Archives: Religion in the workplace

An Insult to Christians? The Mail’s Insult to Our Intelligence

This morning’s front page of the Daily Mail is the sort of thing that keeps me up at night. There is a particular kind of deliberate stupidity – a boneheaded, almost joyous, refusal to understand or engage with an argument … Continue reading

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Eweida & Co – the four big issues

Tomorrow the European Court of Human Rights hands down its decision in the case of four UK applicants claiming a breach of their rights under the Convention to manifest their religious beliefs. Yesterday I set out the bare facts of … Continue reading

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Eweida & co – the facts

So on Tuesday we will get an important ruling from the European Court of Human Rights on four UK religious discrimination cases.  Actually there are two cases and four claimants. Eweida and Chaplin are the first case, Ladele and McFarlane … Continue reading

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Employers must justify requiring Christians to work on a Sunday (and why that wasn’t the headline in the Telegraph)

Next Tuesday the European Court of Human Rights rules on the cases of Eweida, Chaplin, Ladele and McFarlane. The case is likely to be quite complicated and I plan to read it very carefully and give it some serious thought … Continue reading

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Facebook, Gay Marriage and Religion (but that’s not the interesting bit)

Employers often worry about the negative publicity associated with an Employment Tribunal case – often needlessly. It is unlikely that the nation’s press will choose to highlight a failure to follow a fair disciplinary procedure, or a redundancy decision where … Continue reading

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It’s not about banning crosses!

I’m not going to try to go through all of the media reporting surrounding the religious discrimination cases currently being heard by the European Court of Human Rights and correct the errors and misconceptions that abound. What would be the … Continue reading

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Eweida v British Airways: let’s stick to the facts

The case of Eweida v British Airways was mentioned in Prime Minister’s questions on 11th July. The Telegraph is reporting that the Prime Minister promised to change the law if she loses her claim before the European Court of Human … Continue reading

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Was a doctor really disciplined for sharing his Christian faith?

Sometimes you come across an article in a newspaper that is so wrong – so utterly and completely wrong and unfair, but in a self-satisfied and smug sort of way – that you just want to scream. My neighbours can … Continue reading

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Was a doctor sacked for emailing a prayer to his colleagues?

Was Dr David Drew sacked for trying to motivate his colleagues by emailing them the famous prayer of St Ignatious Loyola?. It seems bizarre that this would be a sacking offence – although I have to say that if my manager … Continue reading

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