Friday, 15 February 2013

ECHR Guidance on Religion and Belief

In January the European Court of Human Rights handed down its judgment in Eweida and ors v United Kingdom, which considered four combined cases about religious rights in the workplace. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has now published guidance to help employers understand the implications of the decision.


The judgment affects employer responsibilities for policies and practices protecting religion or belief rights in the workplace, the rights of employees (including job applicants) and the rights of customers.