Skip to content

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
32s

Twitter

  • Do you use the PrayerMate app? You can follow the Christian Concern feed to receive daily prayer points about our c… https://t.co/v2tGiuhPSq 3 hours 11 min ago
  • In case you missed it: Evidence shows that no less than 108 universities in the United Kingdom have actively censor… https://t.co/QeK5VIlUSC 14 hours 31 min ago
  • Breaking News: Two street preachers questioned over hate speech have all charges dropped - https://t.co/8gwYDGC4Cn https://t.co/6txuQDBOg2 15 hours 43 min ago
  • In the news: Trump proclaims day of religious freedom for all — including nuns and bakers https://t.co/DG8CLtLHIU https://t.co/U2J3hWsWKv 16 hours 15 min ago
  • Abort67 are in the Isle of Man campaigning for changes to the Abortion Law Reform Bill. If the bill is passed abort… https://t.co/Dy6TDPgc2U 17 hours 38 min ago

Subscribe to our emails