Wasteney v East London NHS Foundation Trust [2016]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0157_15_0704
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Human Rights
Issues covered: Religion or Belief Discrimination; Proselytising; Article 9 European Convention on Human Rights

The background to this case was that complaints had been made by a junior worker of Muslim faith against the Claimant, a more senior manager position who was a Christian. The complaints related to various interactions with the Claimant which the complainant characterised as “grooming”; these included the Claimant’s praying with the junior worker and the laying on of hands, giving a book to that worker, which concerned the conversion to Christianity of a Muslim woman, and inviting her to various services and events at the Claimant’s Church. 

The Respondent employer had investigated the complaints under its disciplinary procedure and had found the Claimant guilty of serious misconduct,

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This article is correct at 22/04/2016

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