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Employers ‘shouldn’t be afraid of offending’ religious sensibilities

Organisations must use “common sense” when managing issues relating to religion and belief in the workplace, according to a new set of guidelines from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

In a review of religion and belief law, the EHRC suggested that, while the legislation around religion and belief at work is largely effective, a lack of understanding of the legal situation relating to religion had led to misunderstandings and confusion in UK businesses.

“Our review finds that the law works well,” said David Isaac, chair of the EHRC. “However, there are a lot of myths that have arisen because of a misunderstanding of legal requirements.”

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December 21, 2016

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