Christian nursery nurse fights 'unfair' dismissal

Newpark Montessori School, Shepherds Bush Credit: ITV News

A Christian nursery nurse who claims she lost her job after expressing her views on homosexuality, has told ITV News she'll fight her dismissal. Sarah Mbuyi insists her actions were justified, when she told a gay colleague at Newpark Nursery in Shepherd's Bush that the Bible regards homosexuality as a sin. They'd been discussing the bible and sexuality, when Ms Mbuyi, who describes herself as a born again Christian, says she was pressed to give her view. She's now claiming unfair dismissal after a gross misconduct hearing on grounds of religious discrimination. Sarah Mbuyi said:

She said she could see why her colleague would find her comments offensive but added that she sees homosexuality as a sin. When questioned over strict employment laws over discrimination, she said:

Employment lawyer Hina Belitz agreed that a Christian belief is a lawfully held view, but she doesn't have a right to offend, insult, humiliate and upset people:

No one at Newpark Nursery in Shepherd's Bush was available for comment.

Ria Chatterjee reports: