Religion and Belief - Respecting and accommodating faith and belief in the workplace

Introduction

The UK has a greater religious diversity than any other country in the EU, but far from being a problem this brings valuable richness and variety to our organisations. Help your people to understand this through training and you will learn to avoid unnecessary conflict and become an organisation where everyone feels valued and respected.

Intended Audience

This course is suitable for all staff members who wish to learn how to:

  • Respect different religious beliefs in the workplace
  • Understand their obligations under equality regulations
  • Recognise unhelpful attitudes and assumptions
  • Challenge unlawful or damaging behaviours

Course Content

  • Part 1 – Includes Introducing different religions and beliefs
  • Part 2 – Includes Accommodating religion and belief in the workplace
  • Part 3 – A series of three dramatised scenarios to trigger discussion and reflection
  • Interactive exercises
  • Assessment quiz

Course Benefits

This course will enable your staff to have a better understanding of:

  • Employers’ and employees’ obligations under the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief ) Regulations 2003
  • The variety of religion and beliefs
  • Religious beliefs in the workplace as being a key aspect of equal opportunities and diversity strategies
  • Certain behaviours which might be unlawful and also damaging to general well-being in the workplace
  • Employees who do not have religious beliefs, and the right to be respected and treated no less favourably than their religious colleagues
  • The knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully as part of a diverse team