445. Religious freedom in employment.

The European Court of Human Rights has generally taken the view that where an employee is faced with a conflict between the demands of a religious informed conscience and his duties under his contract of employment, his Article 9 rights1 have not been interfered with since the freedoms under Article 9 are guaranteed by his right to resign2. This approach has, however, been modified so that while an individual is 'free' to avoid the adverse impact of a particular rule on their Article 9 rights by resigning from their post, this is not a factor that means that their