Why should employers follow good practice in respect of religion and belief?

Many employees practise a religion or belief and, for some, their faith extends to how they live their life, including how they act when they are at work. The issue of employees' religion and belief can arise in flexible working and annual leave requests, or a difficulty in conforming to a dress code or performing certain duties. Employers that observe good practice by making reasonable adjustments for employees who practise a religion or belief can raise employees' motivation without affecting business performance and can attract and retain a varied workforce, which can help the business to meet its customers' needs.