Supporting employees during Ramadan

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COVID-19 advice Looking for practical advice on supporting staff through the coronavirus pandemic and other common employment scenarios? Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub for answers. Take me to the Hub Millions of Muslims across the country are currently observing Ramadan – complicated somewhat this year by the current lockdown measures. Ramadan started on either […]

Supporting employees during Ramadan

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Millions of Muslims across the country observe Ramadan. Ramadan lasts for approximately 30 days, culminating in the celebration of Eid Ul-Fitr. During this period, Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset; they will not eat food, drink liquids or smoke. It is also a time of prayer and to give to charity. This year, Ramadan […]

EID AL-ADHA | How to deal with employee requests

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This week Muslims all around the country will be celebrating Eid al-Adha. This is considered one of the most significant festivals in the Islamic calendar. Known as the Feast of Sacrifice, it is a time to visit loved ones, eat with the family, exchange gifts and pray. The event runs for four days so employers […]

Guide | 5 mistakes an employer must avoid to prevent religious discrimination

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Under the Equality Act, employees are protected from discrimination because of religion or belief. To avoid landing in hot water with religious discrimination, employers need to avoid making any of the following mistakes: Thinking employees with no religious faith are not protected Under the Equality Act, employees are protected from discrimination whether they have a […]

Alcohol in the Workplace – opting out due to religion

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The World Cup is now in full swing and it has already produced a number of headlines. One story that garnered media attention was when the goalkeeper for Egypt’s national football team refused to accept the Man of the Match trophy at the World Cup as a result of his religion. The trophy is sponsored […]

Religion & Sexuality

Religion & Sexuality

In the past few years there have been a number of cases regarding individuals expressing their religious beliefs in the workplace and to what extent this should be accommodated by the employer, the most famous perhaps being the case of Eweida which concerned the wearing of a cross by a British Airways flight attendant over […]