Finland: ECHR 3 Dec 1996

(Commission) An employee of the Finnish State Railways was dismissed for failing to respect his working hours on the basis that to work after sunset on a Friday was forbidden by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, of which he was a member.
Held: Although his refusal was motivated by religious convictions, such a situation did not give rise to protection under Article 9(1). He was not prevented from manifesting his religion or belief (inter alia, he was free to resign).




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Human Rights

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CitedBegum, Regina (on the Application of) v Denbigh High School Admn 15-Jun-2004
A schoolgirl complained that she had been excluded from school for wearing a form of attire which accorded with her Muslim beliefs.
Held: The school had made great efforts to establish what forms of wear were acceptable within the moslem . .
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Human Rights, Employment

Updated: 01 July 2022; Ref: scu.198254