Article 9 ECHR & promotion of religious views by employees: Kuteh

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal for wrongful dismissal by a nursing sister who was sacked for breaching an undertaking not to have inappropriate religious discussions with patients.


 In Kuteh v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 818, the Claimant was a nursing sister employed by the Trust. She was a “committed Christian”; and in March and April 2016, staff in her department told her superiors that patients had been complaining that when they were being assessed by Mrs Kuteh she had been raising matters of religion and faith with them. One patient complained that she had been asked “what she thought Easter was about”, Continue reading