McFarlane v Relate Avon Ltd - Dismissal of Christian relationship counsellor who refused to help same-sex couples was lawful [2009] EAT

EAT agrees that dismissal of a Christian relationship counsellor who refused to help same-sex couples was not a breach of the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003, SI 2003/1660

Gary McFarlane was employed as a relationship counsellor by Relate Avon Ltd, part of a well-known national organisation providing relationship counselling services.  He was dismissed for refusing to provide psychosexual therapy to same sex couples.   

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