Religion or belief: a guide to the law

Advice and Guidance

Who is this page for?

  • Employers

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      Great Britain

First published: 02 Dec 2016

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This guide is for employers across the private and public sectors.

It provides an overview of the protections offered by the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998 of people with or without a religion or belief.

It answers commonly asked questions such as:

  • what is indirect discrimination and can it ever be justified?
  • how much are employers expected to know about religion or belief in order to fulfil their legal obligations?


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