Unfairly dismissed for not divorcing her husband

2016-05-27 Jennifer Renney-Butland posted:

Very unusual case reported this week involving a teacher who was sacked when her husband was convicted of offences involving child pornography.

When the school where she was employed sacked her because she decided to stand by him and not to leave him, she successfully brought a claim in the Employment Appeals Court for unfair dismissal and religious discrimination on the basis that as a Christian she took her marriage vows seriously and had been put at a disadvantage because of this.

Interesting issues involved here.

Share this post

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

Share this post

Twitter

With the new year around the corner many people will be on the hunt for new jobs so it's a great time to start posttwitter.com/i/web/status/1…kR

Twitter

Holiday season is coming up and for some legal profession companies that can mean events leading to HR and legal imtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…i4

Twitter

For the first time in over 100 years the law on restrictive covenants and restraints in #employmentcontracts was chtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…c4

Testimonial

Thank you for your excellent service, advice and guidance, it is much appreciated.

Client on 25th November 2014

Testimonial

I’m getting on very well in my new job so it all worked out for the best in the end. Thank you once again for all help.

Client on 14th January 2015