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Chaplain’s discrimination case suffers setback

A hearing in the case of a chaplain reported to the government’s terrorist watchdog after saying children did not need to agree with LGBT ideology has been delayed until next year.

Rev Dr Bernard Randall, 48, is taking Trent College, an independent school in Nottinghamshire, to the Employment Tribunal for discrimination, harassment, victimisation and unfair dismissal.

A 12-day hearing was due to commence earlier this month but employment Judge Elizabeth Heap has adjourned the case until September 2022.

The Christian Legal Centre (CLC), which is representing Dr Randall, said the decision was made because witness statements have not yet been presented by lawyers for Trent College seven months after they were due. 

Responding to the developments, Dr Randall said: “I am extremely disappointed that Trent College and its lawyers has failed actively to engage with the legal process, resulting in a very long delay to the case being heard.