A victory for religion?

It was suggested in the press as a victory for Christian workers, but this is wrong. I suspect the decision had more to do with the employer’s failure to adhere to the disciplinary procedure rather than a victory for any form of religious persecution.

The tribunal noted, “the law would fall into disrepute if an individual could ask a question, knowing the likely response and, in receiving it, however genuinely upset, claim it was unwanted contact and, hence harassment.” However, this may be too simplistic an approach in determining whether harassment has occurred: surely an employee does not have free reign to say whatever they like, however offensive, simply because it is said in answer to a question.

If you’d like to know more about this article please send an email to Michael Coyle quoting the article title and any questions you might have, alternatively call the office number on 02380 235 979 or send an enquiry through our contact form.

share this Article

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Recent Articles

How are NFT’s regulated in the UK?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has not yet provided guidance on NFT’s specifically with regards to regulation in the United Kingdom (UK). However, the FCA

What is an NFT and why create one?

NFT stands for non-fungible token. Non-fungible essentially means the token is unique and cannot be replaced with another. For example, a Bitcoin is fungible, so,