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DEI Hub: Religion or belief



Diversity, equity & inclusion: religion or belief

religionReligion and belief discrimination is illegal in the UK and is listed as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010.  It arises when someone is unfairly disadvantaged for reasons related to their religion or their beliefs.

Protection is given to those with any religion, or any religious or philosophical beliefs as well as those without a religion or belief.

There is no definitive list of religions or beliefs.



Faith is the forgotten D&I characteristic


Why recognising faith groups within the workplace can provide a much needed lift to your diversity, equity and inclusion strategy

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Religious inclusion in the workplace

Living in Colour

What rights do employees and employers have when it comes to religion in the workplace?

On this episode of Living In Colour, host Farah Nasser speaks with lawyer Omar Ha-redeye and CivicAction’s diversity fellow Safiah Chowdhury about dress codes, time off work to celebrate non-Christian religious holidays and (facial) hair.


Muslim woman sues company after facing religious discrimination


This Muslim woman says her request for a prayer break cost her a job — now she’s suing for discrimination.


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