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Court of Appeal hears challenge to 'anti-Islam' dismissal

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This week, the Court of Appeal heard the case of Christian Legal Centre, Nohad Halawi, who was dismissed from her job at Heathrow airport after her comments were incorrectly perceived by Muslim colleagues as being offensive to Islam.

Judgment in the case has been reserved until a later date.

Nohad Halawi, who worked for 13 years in World Duty Free (WDF) in Heathrow’s Terminal 3, spoke about Christianity and was perceived by Muslim colleagues to have given offence. 

The management, without any proper procedure, immediately took away her airside pass which meant she was prevented from working, despite an unblemished record. 

An Employment Tribunal ruled that Nohad had no protection under employment law as she was not technically employed, despite significant evidence to the contrary.  Nohad contacted the Christian Legal Centre and Standing Council, Paul Diamond, represented her.

Read the background to her case here >

Watch a film interview with Nohad Halawi here >  

 

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