A nurse, Sister Sarah Kuteh, was sacked in the UK for discussing Christianity and offering to pray with patients before operations.
Kuteh, who has 15 experiences in nursing, and her job involved asking people preparing for surgery about their religion, was dismissed for breaching guidelines, Daily Mail reports.
The report says the mother-of-three is now suing the hospital for unfair dismissal, describing her sack as ‘disproportionate and punitive’.
‘It was embarrassing for me – and painful after all I had done in my years as a nurse. I was told I couldn’t even speak to my colleagues. All I had done was to nurse from my heart. How could it be harmful to tell someone about Jesus?’ the paper quoted Kuteh as saying.
The report also quoted her former bosses at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, ‘We have a duty to our patients that when they are at their most vulnerable they are not exposed to unsolicited beliefs and/ or views, religious or otherwise. We feel we have acted appropriately in this case.’