Devon - Faith row settled out of court

30th April 2010 at 01:00

A school receptionist from Devon embroiled in a row over her Christian faith has reached an out-of-court settlement over allegations of religious discrimination.

Jennie Cain, who worked at Landscore Primary School in Crediton, will receive an undisclosed payment from Devon County Council.

The row erupted after Mrs Cain's daughter, a pupil at the school, was told off for discussing God and Christianity with another pupil.

After raising the issue with a teacher, Mrs Cain sent a private email to a group of ten church friends requesting prayers for her daughter and the school.

The email was then passed to the school's headmaster Gary Read, who informed Mrs Cain that she was being investigated for professional misconduct over allegations made in the email.

With the assistance of the Christian Institute Mrs Cain began legal proceedings against her employer for religious discrimination.

In a statement, Devon County Council said that Mrs Cain had performed her duties as a receptionist "very well" and that it had "agreed to disagree as to whether Mrs Cain has been discriminated against on the grounds of her religion". jk.

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