Right of Medical Practitioner to Express Their Religious Beliefs in Employment Relations

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Abstract

The rights of medical practitioners are broadly defined in both national and international legislation. The scope of the rights of medical practitioners is evolving along
with the development of certain sub-sectors of the field of law. One of the topical issues
in the context of the exercise of the rights of medical practitioners is the right of medical
practitioners to express their religious beliefs from the Labor law perspective. The right
of medical practitioners to freedom of religion is to be seen as part of human rights as
well. Member States that have acceded to human rights instruments that protect the right
to freedom of religion do not have the right to intervene and take coercive measures to
change these views. The right to freedom of religion at the level of human rights applies
to a medical practitioner as an individual living in a democratic society and as a person
with a medical education who is engaged in medical treatment or prevention, diagnosis
and treatment, medical rehabilitation and patient care has rights and obligations within the framework of the activity. The aim of the article is to study the right of medical practitioners to express their religious beliefs in employment relations, as well as to identify
problematic issues researching the case law of the CJEU and the ECtHR.
Translated title of the contributionRight of Medical Practitioner to Express Their Religious Beliefs in Employment Relations
Original languageLatvian
Pages (from-to)188-211
JournalSocrates
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords*

  • expression of religion
  • medical practitioner
  • medical law
  • labour law
  • prohibition of discrimination

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 1.2. Scientific article included in INT1 or INT2 category journal of ERIH database

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