A round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported in the week beginning 13 May 2013, during which a tribunal heard a religion or belief discrimination claim by a Christian telesales worker that he was required to lie to potential customers to make sales.
Christian telesales employee tells tribunal he objected to "lying" to make sales (on the Personnel Today website) A Christian telesales worker has told an employment tribunal that being required to lie to potential customers to make sales was against his beliefs.
Employment tribunal decisions reported on XpertHR
Religion or belief discrimination: Christian telesales agent alleges dismissal for refusal to lie to customers In Hawkins v Universal Utilities Ltd t/a Unicom, the employment tribunal held that a Christian telesales agent's belief that potential customers should not be deceived to obtain sales could be protected under the Equality Act 2010. However, the claimant lost his case because he did not present sufficient evidence that his former employer had required him to lie to potential customers.