Not a Sharpe Turn
7 Pages Posted: 30 May 2015
Date Written: May 02, 2015
In Sharpe v Bishop of Worcester  EWCA Civ 399, the Court of Appeal ruled unanimously that the Revd Mark Sharpe, formerly Rector of Teme Valley South, was not an “employee” of the Bishop of Worcester or a “worker” for the purposes of employment law. This short note, which originally appeared in edited form on the Law & Religion UK blog, reviews the decision and what it means for future cases.
Keywords: Ministers of religion, employment, ministerial exemption, law and religion, employee, priests, Church of England
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