McAteer v South Tipperary County Council (2014)

  • Case Reference
    [2015] Determination No. EDA153
  • Legal Body
    Labour Court
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Proselytising in the Workplace; Religion; Disciplinary

In McAteer v South Tipperary County Council (2014), the employee was an Evangelical Christian. He often spoke about his faith with his co-workers and complaints were raised. He was asked to desist from sharing his faith during the course of the working day, including during his break. The employee undertook to desist but failed to do so and was ultimately called to a disciplinary meeting and received a written warning. After further faith sharing incidents with members of the public, he respectively received a final written warning, suspension and dismissal.

The Equality Officer (“EO”) found

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This article is correct at 25/11/2015
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