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Slaw: Four Christians arguing right to religious freedom at work before European Court of Human Rights

On Wednesday September 5, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg heard arguments from four workers challenging British judgments over the expressions of their religious faith in the workplace. Two are arguing for the right to wear a cross at work, while the others object to dealing with same sex couples.

In a previous Slaw post, we examined one of the cases; the case of Nadia Eweida, a former British Airways (BA) worker, who challenged her employer through the British courts after facing a disciplinary action of unpaid suspension from work in 2006 for refusing to take off her cross necklace. The employer claimed wearing the cross breached BA’s uniform code.

The other three cases heard by the ECHR involve,…

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Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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