Editor's message: Your organisation should accommodate religious observance wherever reasonably possible as a failure to do so may constitute indirect discrimination.
For example, a requirement in your dress code that Muslim women must not wear a hijab while working would be unlawful unless you can show that the discriminatory effect of the requirement on Muslim women is outweighed by a non-discriminatory reason for imposing the requirement.
Stephen Simpson, principal employment law editor
Updated to include information on Trayhorn v Secretary of State for Justice, in which the EAT held that disciplinary action against a Christian employee for making homophobic comments was not religious discrimination.
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In Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions  IRLR 466 ECJ, the ECJ held that an employer's rule prohibiting employees from wearing any visible signs of belief, including the hijab, did not amount to direct discrimination.
In Bougnaoui and another v Micropole SA  IRLR 447 ECJ, the ECJ held that an employer in France could not use the reluctance of a customer to deal with any worker wearing an Islamic headscarf to defend the dismissal of a Muslim worker because she wore the hijab.
A table listing the religious discrimination awards made by employment tribunals in 2016/17.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that there was no religious discrimination when a Christian prison employee faced disciplinary action for quoting a passage from the bible and "speaking about homosexuality as a sin" during a chapel service.
A table listing the main Christian religious festivals and anniversaries in 2018.
A table listing the main Hindu religious festivals and anniversaries in 2018.
A table listing the main Islamic religious festivals and anniversaries in 2018.
A table listing the main Jewish religious festivals and anniversaries in 2018.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to religion or belief discrimination.