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The toxic treatment of Dr Drew

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    It appears that a good doctor has been dismissed for emailing a well known prayer. There is background: Dr Drew was a whistleblower.

    I think the hospital authorities deserve a good kicking.


    Dr Drew, a father of four who lives with his wife Janet, 61, in Sutton Coldfield, West Mids, said he was pushed to accept that he had behaved inappropriately and was even offered a “financial inducement” to go quietly.
    He was first excluded in April 2009, after sending the prayer, and was eventually dismissed three days before Christmas in 2010. He lost an appeal last April.
    Ian McKivett, Dr Drew's representative from the British Medical Association, told the tribunal that his client had repeatedly asked the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust for examples of alleged inappropriate religious references but that they could only point to the prayer.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/91...f-Dr-Drew.html

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/reli...olleagues.html

    I wish the doctor well in his legal fight.
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    annnnnd here's the other side of the story

    http://www.secularism.org.uk/blog/20...per-distortion

    This has little to do with his religion and a lot more to do with him being seen as uncooperative and insubordinate by his co-workers and superiors, he was not dismissed for emailing a prayer, he was asked after (might have been before, that isn't clear) he sent the prayer to refrain from sending religious messages to his co-workers which is a perfectly reasonable request and he flat out refused which quite rightly is being used as evidence.
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    (Original post by Darth Stewie)
    annnnnd here's the other side of the story

    http://www.secularism.org.uk/blog/20...per-distortion

    This has little to do with his religion and a lot more to do with him being seen as uncooperative and insubordinate by his co-workers and superiors, he was not dismissed for emailing a prayer, he was asked after (might have been before, that isn't clear) he sent the prayer to refrain from sending religious messages to his co-workers which is a perfectly reasonable request and he flat out refused which quite rightly is being used as evidence.
    Of course I only know what the papers say, however, I would not class The Secular Society as neutral. I quote " "It was about the verbosity and length of his e-mails. He deconstructed every sentence and sent it to so many people."

    In other words he was a pain in the arse.

    We will have to wait and see how the legal action proceeds.
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    More details here.

    http://medicalharm.org/doctor-storie...he-hush-money/
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    Can people just chill out and stop trying to get everyone fired/imprisoned over their personal opinions! It doesn't matter how much you don't like those opinions.

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