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Christian NHS worker to appear in court in the next stage of her legal battle

Victoria, former Head of Forensic Occupational Therapy at a London hospital, was suspended for 'gross misconduct' for nine months, and then received a written warning following allegations of 'harassment and bullying' by a Muslim staff-member.

In October 2015, Victoria won permission to appeal when the judge recognised the significance of her case in protecting religious freedom.

The Judge had said that the Employment Appeal Tribunal should consider whether the original ruling had properly applied the European Convention on Human Rights' strong protection of freedom of religion and expression.

Victoria lost her appeal in April 2016. In the judgment, Judge Eady QC upheld the Tribunal's ruling, that the NHS had acted reasonably in disciplining Victoria for inviting her colleague to church-related events, praying with her (with consent), and giving her a Christian book.

Supported by the Christian Legal Centre, Victoria applied for permission to appeal the Employment Appeal Tribunal's decision, but this was rejected.

She is now seeking to challenge this.

26/07/2017
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