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Religion and Belief in United Kingdom Employment Law: An Introduction to the Case-Law

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The interactions between religious belief and employment law touch on a wide variety of issues, ranging from basic questions about the definitions of ‘religion’ and ‘belief’—and, indeed, of ‘employment’—to issues such as time off for religious observance, religious dress in the workplace and the extent to which an employer can impose its religious values on its workforce. This monograph looks at the major issues of religion in relation to employment law in the United Kingdom, primarily by reference to the recent case-law.

Affiliations: 1: Fellow, St Chad’s College DurhamHonorary Research Fellow Centre for Law & Religion, Cardiff University


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