Former employees lodge complaint against U.K. charity

Employees say charity won't promote non-Christian staff
||Last Updated: 12/07/2007

Two former employees of U.K. Christian charity Prospects are alleging religious discrimination.

A tribunal examining the claims and the charity's employment policies has heard Prospects, which provides Christian support for people with learning disabilities, changed its recruitment policy to hire only practicing Christians and that existing non-Christian staff were told they would not be eligible for promotion.

Mark Sheridan, who left his job as a manager of Prospects after the charity changed its recruitment policy and told non-Christian staff they were no longer eligible for promotion, is claiming discrimination and constructive dismissal.