Sunday, December 04, 2016

Britain's Equality Commission Publishes New Study On Religion In the Workplace

On Friday, Britain's Equality and Human Rights Commission announced the publication of a lengthy new study titled Religion or Belief: Is the Law Working?. The report focuses on four questions: Is the legal approach to defining a religion or a belief effective? Are the Equality Act exceptions allowing religion or belief requirements to influence employment decisions sufficient and appropriate? Does the law sufficiently protect employees wishing to manifest a religion or
belief at work? Does the law sufficiently protect service users and service providers in relation to religion or belief? The Commission also published an updated Guide for employers to religion and belief in the workplace.  Law & Religion UK has more on the Commission's conclusions.