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Minister in book row launches job battle

A minister yesterday took the first step in his unfair dismissal fight against the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland.

The Rev Allan Macdonald had been found guilty of attacking another minister in a book and, after refusing to apologise, was handed two “indefinite suspension” orders by the Church’s ruling synod.

The 48-year-old father-of-six, who presided over the Farr and Daviot congregation in Inverness-shire, has now taken the case to an employment tribunal in Inverness.

However, a preliminary hearing started yesterday to hear evidence into whether it can actually go ahead, as the Church claims Mr Macdonald had no contract of employment and was “employed by God”.

Full story at The Scotsman.

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