McFarlane v Relate Avon Ltd  IRLR 872 CA
Reports relating to this case:
- 28 July 2010
In McFarlane v Relate Avon Ltd  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.
- 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.