Christians don't face workplace discrimination

Equality and human rights legislation has not been put in place to the detriment of Christians, two groups have explained.

Both the British Humanist Association (BHA) and the Christian think-tank Ekklesia refuted claims from Christian Concern that specific beliefs are not being considered in employment law.

BHA chief executive Andrew Copson indicated that firms should not be seeking employment law advice in relation to such issues as they have "no basis in reality".

"What they describe as discrimination and marginalisation of Christians is in fact the proper upholding of human rights and equalities law and principles," he commented.

Recent information obtained by Unison found that many local councils in the UK could be facing legal challenges over job cuts they have imposed.

It found that 78 per cent had not carried out the necessary equality impact assessments before making redundancies, despite the law stating that they must give due regard to such issues.

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Published on: March 14, 2011

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