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Religion and Belief

Religious diversity has many benefits to creating an engaged, productive and inspired workforce that reflects the society we are in. It is recognised that religion can provide a source of well-being and comfort in the work environment.

Under the Equality Act 2010 the Protected Characteristic of Religion and Belief means: Religious and philosophical beliefs including having no particular religious belief. Generally, a belief should affect your life choices or the way you live for it to be included in the definition.

Inclusive workplaces accept and encourage colleagues to feel confident to bring their whole selves to work. Organisations where employees feel safe to share their faith at work will reap the benefits of religious diversity.

Top Resources

ACAS Guide to Religion and Belief in the Workplace

Guidance for employers and employees.

EHRC Advice on Religion or belief in the workplace

An employer's guide.

Ramadan in the workplace

Advice from TellMAMA.

Jobs Boards

Guardian Jobs: Faith Based Jobs

Find & apply for the latest faith-based jobs on the Guardian Jobs website.

Sikh Dharma Job Board

To connect people in the Dharma to jobs, internships and Seva opportunities in the Dharma.

Vercida: Jobs for Muslims

Jobs listings and career opportunities from companies that believe in inclusiveness and diversity.

Christian Jobs

Connecting work with worship.

Halal Recruitment

Jobs board resource to help find an Islamic job.