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Court of Appeal to rule on Sunday working case

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Issued on behalf of Christian Legal Centre

Press Notice

For Immediate Release

04 December 2013

Interview and photo opportunity:

  • Celestina Mba will be available from 10:00 TOMORROW (05 December) at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL.
  • The judgment is scheduled to be issued at 10:30 TOMORROW (05 December) at Court 72.
  • Contact: Andrew Marsh – 07919 354 456 or Peter Norris – 07968 444 525

Court of Appeal to rule on Sunday working case

The Court of Appeal will hand down its judgment tomorrow (05 December) in the case of Celestina Mba, a children’s worker from Merton who sought not to work on Sundays.

The case has important implications for other Christians who do not wish to work on a Sunday as part of their religious identity.

Ms Mba agreed with her employer, the London borough of Merton, that she would not work on Sundays in accordance with her Christian beliefs. This agreement was in place for two years.

But the Council changed the arrangement saying that it was temporary, forcing her to choose between her job and her Christian identity.

For pre-judgment and post-judgment interview:

Andrew Marsh – 07919 354 456
Peter Norris – 07968 444 525



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