Christian doctor sacked after emailing a prayer to colleagues

A doctor has lost his unfair dismissal claim after he was sacked for emailing a prayer to his colleagues.

An Employment Tribunal heard that the Christian doctor was made to feel like a ‘religious maniac’ when he sent the prayer to his co-workers in an attempt to motivate his department. He sent other emails containing other quotes from the bible and various poems.

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Right to express religious belief

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is applying to intervene in four cases at the European Court of Human rights.

Major religious symbols

Major religious symbols

They believe judges are interpreting religious discrimination laws too narrowly.

The cases involve a registrar who refuses to perform civil partnerships, a councillor who refuses to give sexual advice to gay couples and two people who refuse to remove their cross necklaces at work.

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