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At Kew Law we have the extensive knowledge and the expertise to provide you with advice on issues of religious discrimination in the workplace. We can assist you with any religious or non-religious discrimination claim you may have against your employer.
It is an unfortunate reality of life that many people experience discrimination at work on the grounds of their religion or beliefs. Discrimination of religious grounds can be closely related to race discrimination.
The Equality Act 2010 specifies that you must not be discriminated against if:
The law prohibits discrimination on not only grounds of religion or belief but also protects those with non-religious beliefs, such as atheism, humanism or philosophical beliefs.
To be included in the Act, philosophical beliefs must be genuinely held and believed as more than an opinion. They must apply to an aspect of human life or behaviour.
The Act also extends to political beliefs including Marxism, Communism or free-market Capitalism, but not merely to membership of a political party.
Scientific beliefs can also be covered – for example a belief in Darwinism – if this is the basis for any discrimination suffered.
There are four different types of religious discrimination:
In a place of employment, there are some circumstances where a difference in treatment due to religion or belief is deemed as lawful, including:
Cases of religious discrimination can be highly complex so if you think you may have a claim for religion or belief discrimination against your employer, you should contact us for an initial discussion with a specialist employment law solicitor. To make an appointment, call us on 0333 322 1000 or 0800 987 8156.
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