Letter objecting to the Home Office asking its staff to state their pronouns in email signatures

We’ve written to Matthew Rycroft CBE, the Permanent Secretary at the Home Office, to complain about a directive to Home Office staff to include their pronouns in their email signatures. We are concerned that this instruction, which appears to be mandatory, is a form of compelled speech that violates the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and the right to free speech (Articles 9 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights), and is a breach of the Equality Act 2010.

Letter-to-Home-Office-Mr-Matthew-Rycroft-CBE-14.04.22