Religion or belief
The Equality Act outlaws direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the basis of religion or belief.
According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, religion has the meaning usually given to it, while belief includes religious and philosophical beliefs, including lack of belief (such as atheism). Generally, a belief should affect your life choices or the way you live for it to be included in the definition.
Public resources for religion or belief
- EHRC advice and guidance: An employer’s guide to religion or belief in the workplace
- TUC guidance for reps: Religion
- TUC report: Talent not tokenism: The business benefits of workforce diversity
- ACAS advice and guidance: Religion or belief and the workplace
- ACAS advice and guidance: Flexible working and work-life balance
- Interfaith Calendar: Primary sacred times for world religions
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Prospect resources for equality and diversity
Prospect provides advice and guidance on a range of equalities issues, which can be accessed under the Resources tab in the left-hand navigation menu. This includes links to guides, posters and leaflets etc.