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Christian worker wins unfair dismissal case after 'gay jibe'

A Christian nursery worker who was sacked after airing her views on homosexuality and marriage has won a discrimination claim against her former employer, her legal team has said.

Sarah Mbuyi, 31, was fired by Newpark Childcare in west London, for gross misconduct after telling a lesbian colleague her gay lifestyle was a sin. She claimed the sacking breached European law on religious freedom.

Sarah Mbuyi said she was relieved at the outcome of the tribunal which ruled in her favour. Credit: PA

The tribunal recognised that while the employer was "not anti-Christian" Miss Mbuyi had not been treated fairly.

The Christian Legal Centre, who supported Miss Mbuyi, said it was a "common sense" judgement.

Miss Mbuyi said: "I only ever responded to questions that my colleague asked me and wanted the very best for her. I give glory to God for the decision and say 'well done' to the Christian Legal Centre".

Tiffany Clutterbuck, a director of Newpark Childcare, told The Sunday Times that she was disappointed by the ruling.

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