Atheist teacher loses employment case against Akld school

An atheist teacher who claimed he was fired for refusing to pray at school events has failed in his latest legal bid.

Christopher Scott Roy, a former head of the art department at Auckland’s Tamaki College, took the school to the Employment Court.

This was over a claim he was constructively dismissed because he is an atheist.

His dispute with Tamaki College related to several incidents, including his refusal to attend powhiri because they were “Christian-based events”.

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