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McFarlane v Relate Avon Ltd

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religious discrimination | refusal to counsel same-sex couples

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has agreed with an employment 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.

Mr McFarlane, who worked at counselling service Relate Avon Ltd, trained to be a psychosexual therapist and his role was extended to giving advice on couples' sexual problems.