Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Scotish Tribunal Asks European Court If Volunteer Is Covered By Discrimination Directive

In Scotland, a Glasgow employment tribunal has ruled that a case should be referred to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary determination of whether EU's employment discrimination directive applies to a volunteer. Today's Scotsman reports on the religious discrimination charges filed by Church of Scotland minister Mahboob Masih, who for six years co-hosted a radio show for Awaz FM on a voluntary basis. He was terminated after a show featuring a "lively" debate about religion and the views of a prominent Muslim speaker. He was directed to apologize on air, which he did. However he refused an additional demand that he go to a local mosque and offer a second apology.