SAMANTHA – JOB THREATENED AFTER SPEAKING ABOUT FAITH

Case Type:

Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Religious Discrimination, Religious Freedom in the Workplace

Samantha – Job Threatened After Speaking About Faith

Status: Resolved

Samantha – Job Threatened After Speaking About Faith

Samantha* is a tertiary lecturer in WA who was ordered to never talk about her religion at work. In her workplace Samantha engaged in informal conversations about Christianity with staff and students. She addressed students using the name of God and Jesus as a curse word by saying “Do you know him? Because I know him.” Her employer issued Samantha with a formal written warning and threatened her with discipline and even a psychiatric assessment for discussing her religious beliefs with students and staff members in workplace conversations.

*Clients have been de-identified where settlements were confidential, where issues are sensitive, where requested or where the matter is currently before the Courts.

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