Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Serious Discrimination Continues in the Church

Human rights campaigners, trades unions and several religious groups have reacted with dismay to a House of Lords vote on the Equality Bill. Peers narrowly voted for amendments that will allow religious organisations greater exemptions from anti-discrimination law in matters of employment.

Critics say that this will weaken protection for the staff of religious groups, as well as those who apply for jobs at them. It is as yet unclear how the government will respond to the vote.

Full story HERE.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This could have resulted in the Church of England being FORCED to employ Scottish people against its will. Although they would have been required to learn to speak English first.