John McAteer v South Tipperary County Council (DEC-E2014-045)Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The complainant, a civil engineer, is an Evangelical Christian who asserts that one of the tenets of his religion requires him to speak to people about Jesus and share the Gospel with them. Following informal complaints from co-workers the complainant was asked to desist from doing so. There followed a number of events where the complainant was observed engaging in the expression of his faith by a variety of employees of the respondent, none of which he denied. After each the respondent engaged in disciplinary processes ultimately dismissing the complainant for continuously failing to comply with the directions of senior members of the Council staff and for continuing to
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