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Launch of employer’s guide to faith in the workplace

Summary

  • Presentation of new resource for employers
  • How to create an inclusive work environment for people of faith?

LONDON (13.9.2018) – How does equality law apply in the workplace? What do employers need to be aware of when working with people of faith? On 13 September, the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, the Evangelical Alliance, and ADF International hosted a series of panel discussions which addressed questions surrounding faith in the workplace. Legal experts, business leaders and members of workplace faith groups spoke about their experiences of how faith can be celebrated for the benefit of all.

“We are launching the ‘Christianity in the Workplace’ resource to support employers in the creation of an inclusive and enfranchising work environment for people of faith. Ultimately, nobody should have to choose between their profession and their faith. For many employees, religion plays a central role in their lives that cannot and should not simply be left at home. Research shows that employers who cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace are likely to benefit from a motivated and engaged workforce,” said Laurence Wilkinson, Legal Counsel for ADF International.

Event details 

Title: “Keeping the faith: Understanding Law and Religion in the Workplace”
Time: Thursday, 13 September 2018, 18:30-21:30
Location: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL

Speakers:

  • Allan Spencer, Christian Police Association
  • Commander Chris New OBE, Royal Navy
  • Katie Harrison, ComRes
  • Marie van der Zyl, Board of Deputies of British Jews
  • Mark Jones, Edward Connor Solicitors
  • Richard Godden, Corporate Lawyer
  • Cllr Stephen Adams, PwC

Christianity in the Workplace: An Employers Guide to Christian Beliefs

The event coincided with the launch of a practical resource for employers and employees alike entitled “Christianity in the Workplace” which is intended to serve as a quick-reference guide on the topic from a Christian perspective. Copies of the resource will be distributed to participants.

The resource was produced in collaboration with the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship and the Evangelical Alliance to provide employers with insight on how Christian beliefs might manifest in the workplace, as well as exploring and analysing the relevant law in the area. It aims to be a useful and informative reference for employers in the United Kingdom, encouraging them to cultivate an inclusive work environment and giving specific examples of how that might be achieved. It also seeks to equip and inspire Christians with confidence and knowledge of the legal freedoms they enjoy in the workplace.

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