Medical Directors Dismissal Reversed

Country: Germany
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Workplace | Private
Tags: Freedom of Expression | Freedom of Conscience

May 20, 2017: On May 19, 2017 the Lüneburg labor court ruled that the termination of Medical Clinic Director Markus Fröhling was unjustified. In February 2017, Fröhling was dismissed after publicly voicing his support for the former gynecology chief physician Thomas Börner, who declined to do abortions in his department. This support caused criticism by both the media and politicians.

The clinic is part of the German branch of the Swedish Capio Group and claimed they terminated Fröhling on the basis of "reputation-damaging" behavior for his public support of Dr. Börner.