Case highlights religious beliefs can’t ‘top trump’ other protected characteristics

While recruiters have a duty to accommodate workers’ religious beliefs, this does not require them to bow to demands, which may cause them to breach their discrimination responsibilities.

This is according to employment lawyers commenting on an ongoing case in which Christian doctor Dr David Mackereth claims the Department for Work and Pensions discriminated against him for refusing to use people’s chosen pronouns. He further claims no effort was made to accommodate his beliefs, such as referring transgender clients to another doctor.

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