So what they’re saying here is, Christians, even those who were actively pursuing their religion in trying to wins converts (but wasn’t in this case) are going to be sued for their opinions and beliefs.
Christian nurse, 37, says she was sacked for ‘harassment and bullying’ after PRAYING for a Muslim colleague
- Christian nurse Victoria Wasteney, 37, prayed with her ill Muslim co-worker
- She offered Enya Nawaz, 25, a shoulder to cry on when she was unwell
- She also gave Miss Nawaz book about a Muslim who becomes a Christian
- But Miss Nawaz complained her colleague had tried to convert her
- Miss Wasteney was suspended for nine months and warned about her faith
- Now she is taking the hospital to a tribunal over religious discrimination
A Christian nurse claims she was sacked for ‘harassment and bullying’ after she prayed for a troubled Muslim colleague.
Victoria Wasteney, 37, a senior occupational health therapist at a mental hospital in east London, offered support to a fellow nurse when she was unwell.
Miss Wasteney says she put her hand on young colleague Enya Nawaz’s knee and asked if she could pray for her, saying: ‘God, I trust You will bring peace and You will bring healing.’
The pair had been on friendly terms for months, so Miss Wasteney, who describes herself as a ‘born-again Christian’, was furious when she was suspended from work for ‘harassing’ Miss Nawaz.
East London NHS Foundation Trust suspended her for nine months on full pay, gave her a written warning and told her not to discuss her faith with co-workers.
But the nurse, from Buckhurst Hill, Essex, will on Tuesday begin a legal challenge against the trust for discriminating against her for her religion.
Miss Wasteney, who worked at the John Howard Centre – a mental hospital in Homerton, east London – told the Sunday Telegraph: ‘I’m not a hard-line evangelical. I’m not anti-Muslim. I believe in freedom of speech, but I’ve always believed we should be sensitive to one another’s beliefs and feelings.’