POLITICIAN WINS PAY-OUT AFTER SACKING For saying marriage is between a man and a woman
A Christian mayoral candidate for a London borough has won a substantial pay-out after being sacked by her employer for expressing Christian beliefs on marriage as part of an election manifesto.
Maureen Martin, 57, from Lewisham, London, was dismissed by her housing association employer, L&Q, in May 2022 for gross misconduct following three complaints for alleged ‘hate speech’. This case is believed to be the first of its kind to see a political candidate sacked by their employer for their Christian beliefs.
Miss Martin, had worked for L&Q as a housing manager for 13 years with an unblemished record.
Miss Martin launched legal action against L&Q on the grounds of discrimination, harassment, indirect discrimination, and unfair dismissal and she won.