I work in a cleaning job and I have to clean away spiders and other insects which accumulate within buildings... I want to change my job because of it but I dont have any prospects... I am in a quandary about this.
Laurens wrote:I imagine that if it is a matter of your religious beliefs you ought to be able to raise the issue with your employer and tell them that it is against your religion to kill insects. If they discipline or fire you over it then that might qualify for unfair dismissal.
I'd consider contacting an employment adviser, or trade union to give you some advice. I imagine though that (depending on where you live) your employer can't make a Buddhist kill a spider any more than they can make a Muslim take off their Hijab. At least it could be argued as such, however given that you didn't raise the issue from the offset they might say you ought to have informed them from the very start. I would seek employment advice and maybe get a union rep to fight your corner if you have a case.
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