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Obey Andrews or just leave

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2016 | 6:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

With the impeccable record Andrews Memorial Hospital has in Jamaica, the recent article indicating that the public defender has advocated that the staff there should challenge the work regulations in the courts is not only ludicrous, but clearly uncalled for.

The hospital is a Christian organisation, one built on the rules governing the Seventh-day Adventist Church. These rules were not hidden from the staff.

The fact that those persons employed to the hospital are still there is evidence that they agreed to follow the religious guidelines that informed the letter urging them to avoid loud behaviour, adultery, fornication, among other breaches.

The staff accepted the edicts and were willing to abide by them, so the discussions about challenging the rules should not be entertained in court. There are more pressing matters that should be taken up in the courts. As long as these people were not forced to work at the hospital, they should either stay and abide or leave and find a work environment more suited to their lifestyle.

BRITHNEY BLACK

UWI psychology student