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  • Religion or belief discrimination

    Employment law manual

    Updated to include the European Court of Justice decisions in Bougnaoui and another and Achbita and another on the issue of religious dress in the workplace.

  • Date:
    20 January 2011
    Legal timetable

    Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 prescribes that employers are, in certain circumstances, not prohibited from treating individuals with a protected characteristic more favourably than others in connection with recruitment or promotion, if the more favourable treatment is intended to enable or encourage those individuals to overcome or minimise a disadvantage or participate in an activity where they are under-represented in that activity.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to religion or belief discrimination (positive action).