Dr’s appeal thrown out

A DOCTOR from Belper who emailed a prayer to his colleagues and quoted from the Bible has lost his appeal for unfair dismissal.

Dr David Drew, 64, told an employment tribunal that he was made to feel like a “religious maniac” after sending out the prayer by St Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, to motivate his department

But Employment Judge David Kearsley ruled that if complaints were made about Muslim or Hindu doctors who had quoted from holy texts, they too would be asked to refrain from such behaviour.

Now his claim, which related to his work at Walsall Manor Hospital, has been dismissed by a Birmingham Employment Tribunal. Dr Drew was raised in Belper and now lives in Sutton Coldfield.