McFarlane v Relate Avon Ltd [2010] IRLR 872 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Religious discrimination: Content of religious belief not protected

    Date:
    28 July 2010

    In McFarlane v Relate Avon Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ B1, the Court of Appeal refused a Christian relationship counsellor leave to appeal against a finding that his dismissal for refusing to counsel same-sex couples on sexual matters did not constitute religious discrimination.

  • No appeal hearing for Christian counsellor over same-sex couple beliefs

    Date:
    30 April 2010

    The Court of Appeal has refused an application against an Employment Appeal Tribunal decision that a counsellor who was dismissed after he refused to give advice to same-sex couples was not discriminated against because of his religious beliefs. In doing so, the Court of Appeal rejected former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey's call for a specialist panel of judges to hear cases involving religious rights.