Religion or belief

Religion or belief

The law

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

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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.