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Teachers face ‘unjustifiable limitations’ in faith schools

Equalities body calls for review of law that allows staff to be discriminated against

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Ministers have been called on to review an English law that allows faith schools to discriminate against teachers due to their sex, marital status or sexuality.

The British equalities body, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), wants the Department for Education to review the School Standards and Framework Act.

The act allows schools to dismiss or refuse to hire teachers if they believe their conduct is incompatible with a school’s religious ethos – even when this conduct is protected under the 2010 Equality Act.

This month, it was reported that Lyndon Strong, acting headteacher ...

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