Dismissed Appeal On Christian Worker ‘A Step Forward’ Judges Recognise Importance Of Sunday Observance 10.12.2013 The Court of Appeal has rejected a Christian care worker’s appeal related to her legal battle regarding being forced to work on Sundays by her employer. Celestina Mba, 58, asked appeal judges to overturn an Employment Tribunal decision which dismissed her claim of constructive dismissal against the London Borough of Merton in relation to her employment at a respite centre run by the Borough. She stated that her employment was on the understanding she would not have to work on Sundays and she claimed she was forced to resign after employers went back on the agreement. While the appeal judges stated the Tribunal was incorrect to suggest that Sunday observance was not core to Mrs Mba’s beliefs, they suggested such concerns were peripheral to the appeal which focused on whether the Tribunal’s decision was proportionate and balanced in relation to both sides. They stated that the London Borough of Merton had no alternative but to ask Mrs Mba to work on Sunday in accordance with her contract. Andrea Minichiello Williams of the Christian Legal Centre said that while Mrs Mba did not win, the judgment “was a big step forward for proper treatment of Christians” and “an important victory”. Press contact James Clarke Press Officer +44 (0)161 838 3169 Email James Tags Employment Law Ami Naru Leeds Related articles 22.06.2018Servest Completes Acquisition Of Unique Catering & Management Services Limited 21.06.2018Women In Sport Facing Discrimination, Says Report 19.06.2018The New Tax Evasion Facilitation Offence 18.06.2018London Drives UK Tourism But Other Regions Attracting Attention 18.06.2018Omnichannel And Experiential 'Key To Retail's Future Success' 18.06.2018Restaurants And Bars 'Must Embrace Tech And The Instagram Age To Stay Relevant'