Advising and Representing Employment Clients on Religious Issues

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Course Overview

This course offers a practical discussion of the law on religion in the workplace and will bring viewers up to date on the legal protection for religion and belief in the workplace. This course is essential for anyone advising employers or employees on issues such as dress code, time to pray, Sunday observance and will offer an in depth examination of the employment status of clergy and other workers for religious organisations.

The course will cover the issue of religion at work under the European Convention of Human Rights and Sunday working legislation to enable practitioners to apply those provisions confidently in giving advice and undertaking negotiations or at Tribunal.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides one CPD point.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Understand what is protected as “religion or belief” under the Equality Act 2010
    • Be able to recognise the different  types of religion or belief discrimination (direct, indirect, harassment and victimisation);
    • Have considered important cases on religion discrimination such as Mba v London Borough of Merton (Sunday working); Eweida v British Airways , Chaplin (dress codes); Cherfi v Serco (prayer breaks)
    • Have received an overview of the employment status of ministers of religion in various Christian denominations as well as in for example Judaism or Sikhism
    • Know how to approach advising and representing employers or employees in cases about religion at work and feel confident when advising clients in such matters

What is the target audience?

  • This course will be of tactical and strategic value to employment practitioners who advise religious organisations or their workers on employment law or would like to build up the knowledge to do so. It will also benefit those who wish to be ready to advise, other employers or their workers should religion at work become an issue.



About Instructor - Ginny Harrison

Ginny has over 30 years’ experience as a partner in private practice and at a senior level in Government Legal Service. Ginny now runs her own legal consultancy and continues to practise as a solicitor, advising both employers and employees. In addition, Ginny is on the editorial board of the well- regarded Journal of the Employment Lawyers’ Association and has been published herself on a range of employment law topics. Ginny is also a qualified mediator.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    14 Page
  • Slides
    12 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


    3 years ago
  • Excellent even though there was repetition in the first 15 minutes. Also, I don't see the relevance of Section 4
    3 years ago
  • Price
  • £ 60