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Religion, belief and the right to discriminate

A recent case involving a magistrate has put the conflict between religious observance and workplace instruction in the spotlight again

Susan Preston, who had been a magistrate for 16 years and was assigned to the South Derbyshire Bench, declined to hear a family case involving same-sex couple parenting because of her personal views about gay parenting. Following an investigation, Mrs Preston was issued with a formal written warning for misconduct and ordered to stand down from the family panel.

This follows a series of cases that have highlighted the potential conflict between the laws preventing both discrimination against employees on the grounds of their personal beliefs, and discrimination in the provision of services.

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March 15, 2017

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