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Religion or belief discrimination

27 October 2016

The European Equal Treatment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC) prohibits direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation in the workplace in respect of various characteristics including religion, religious belief and philosophical belief. This is implemented through the Equality Act 2010.

This Inbrief provides a general summary of the main features of the law and highlights some practical issues for employers to consider.

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