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Mar 17th, 2017

Access to employment in schools and the law on religion and belief - does it work?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report on whether the law on the protected characteristics of religion and belief is working investigates whether the UK’s equality and human rights legal framework gives sufficient protection to individuals with a religion or belief and religion or belief organisations, while balancing the rights of others under the Equality Act 2010.

The evaluation focused on four questions, one of which asked “Are the Equality Act exceptions allowing religion or belief requirements to influence employment decisions sufficient and appropriate?” In particular, the report examined the employment of teachers.


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