The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is due to hear two applications on whether Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights (right to manifest religion or belief) was breached where the employees were disciplined for refusing to: (i) carry out civil partnership ceremonies; and (ii) provide pyschosexual counseling to same-sex couples. In a related case to be heard at the same time, the ECHR will also determine whether restrictions on visibly wearing a cross or crucifix at work amounted to interference with the employees’ rights under Article 9 and if so, in all the cases, whether the UK breached its obligation to protect those rights. (Ladele and McFarlane v United Kingdom, being heard with Eweida and Chaplin v United Kingdom)
Register Now As you are not an existing subscriber please register for your free daily legal newsfeed service.Register
If you have any questions about the service please contact email@example.com or call Lexology Customer Services on +44 20 7234 0606.
Employees’ rights to manifest their religion or belief
- DMH Stallard LLP
- Rustom Tata, Blair Adams, Julie Jones, Simon Bellm and Jenny Thorp
- European Union, United Kingdom
- February 28 2012
If you are interested in submitting an article to Lexology, please contact Andrew Teague at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Patent Counsel
Royal DSM NV