No place for religion at work says Judge
A Christian doctor sacked after emailing a prayer to colleagues lost his claim for unfair dismissal after a Tribunal judge ruled that there was no place for religious references at work, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Dr David Drew told an Employment Tribunal that he was made to feel like a 'religious maniac' after sending out the prayer by St Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, to motivate his department.
But Employment Judge, David Kearsley, ruled that if complaints were made about Muslim or Hindu doctors who had quoted from holy texts, they too would be asked to refrain from such behaviour.
May 8, 2012