Case update: Christian Punished for Praying with Colleague Allowed to Appeal

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: October 8, 2015

A Christian disciplined by an NHS trust for praying with a colleague has won permission to appeal an employment tribunal’s decision against her.

According to the Christian Institute, Judge Eady QC recognised the importance of Victoria Wasteney’s case, and said the Employment Appeal Tribunal should consider whether human rights laws on freedom of religion and expression had been properly applied. Miss Wasteney, a senior occupational therapist, had discussions about Christianity and Islam with a junior colleague, Enya Nawaz, and offered to pray with her when she became upset about health problems. Read more here: