Christian woman takes discrimination case

Britain – A Christian care worker has taken her employers to court to force them to respect her belief in Sunday as a rest day.

Celestine Mba (pictured), a Baptist, has taken her action after her employers, who offer 24-hour disability care for children, refused to guarantee that she would never be rostered for a Sunday shift. This is a labour right offered to shop workers who view Sunday as the Sabbath, but in other areas, if an employer can show a legitimate business need for Sunday work, an exemption can be offered.

“We have so many different faiths in this society,” Ms Mba said. “I am standing up for my beliefs, not for anyone else’s.”

Ms Mba has received the backing of the Christian Legal Centre in her fight.