Author: Great Britain. Department of Trade and Industry, Muslim Council of Britain,
Release Date: March 2005
Pages: 32


Muslims in the Workplace – A Good Practice Guide for Employers and Employees

The purpose of this Guide is to explain and provide guidance on the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations, which came into force on 2nd December 2003. The law is a welcome development for religious communities in Britain, as it provides direct protection against religious discrimination in employment and vocational training. Such protection was previously lacking, which has meant that unfair discrimination has been a reality for many religious communities, especially Muslims.
The Guide provides both employers and employees with an understanding of the main provisions of the Regulations. It also explains the specific needs of the Muslim community at work and how these can be best accommodated. It includes a section that responds to some frequently asked questions.