School Worker Sacked Who Criticised LGBT Education Program

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

A school worker in the UK who claimed she was sacked because of her Christian beliefs has lost her employment tribunal case.

The Press Association reports, Kristie Higgs was dismissed for gross misconduct last year after sharing Facebook posts criticising plans to teach LGBT relationships at primary schools.

Posting under her maiden name, Mrs Higgs shared two posts in October 2018 – one of which labelled the education program as “a vicious form of totalitarianism aimed at suppressing Christianity”.

Mrs Higgs was suspended after an anonymous complaint was made to the school, and later dismissed after a disciplinary hearing.

The school maintains she was sacked over the language in the posts and not for her religious beliefs.

Mrs Higgs says she wants parents to have the freedom to raise their children with Christian beliefs and will appeal the decision.

 

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