Friday, January 29, 2010

No Right to Religious Bigotry

In a welcome decision, the Employment Appeals Tribunals has ruled that legislation outlawing religious discrimination does not protect Bible-bashers who want to discriminate against others.

The EAT made its decision following on from the case of London Borough of Islington v Ladele, which Stroppyblog has reported on previously.

Hurrah. Workers do not have nearly enough rights. But the one right they should not have is the "right" to use religious beliefs as a pretext to oppress other workers or services users.

Whether you would want to get relationship guidance from someone who thinks you are a mortal sinner is another matter, of course.

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