Managing workplace religious expression within the legal constraints

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/604810
Title:
Managing workplace religious expression within the legal constraints
Authors:
Hambler, Andrew
Abstract:
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider in broad terms how employers may respond to different forms of religious expression by employees in the workplace, within the discretion afforded to them by law. Design/methodology/approach – Through a discussion of relevant legislation and case law, and a review of relevant literature, it seeks to identify the legal constraints within which employers must operate when determining policy and practice in this area and gives consideration to how they should respond. Findings – It is observed that employers enjoy considerable freedom either to impose restrictions or to encourage religious expression. Originality/value – The paper considers some of the over-arching principled arguments both for and against encouraging religious freedom at work, whilst concluding that support for religious expression may be the better option, not least for the positive benefits for employee well-being, commitment and engagement which, it is argued, may result.
Citation:
Managing workplace religious expression within the legal constraints 2016, 38 (3):406 Employee Relations
Journal:
Employee Relations Vol. 38 Iss: 3, pp.406 - 419
Issue Date:
4-Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/604810
DOI:
10.1108/ER-03-2015-0054
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/ER-03-2015-0054
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0142-5455
Appears in Collections:
FOSS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHambler, Andrewen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-08T13:20:39Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-08T13:20:39Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-04en
dc.identifier.citationManaging workplace religious expression within the legal constraints 2016, 38 (3):406 Employee Relationsen
dc.identifier.issn0142-5455en
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/ER-03-2015-0054en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/604810en
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider in broad terms how employers may respond to different forms of religious expression by employees in the workplace, within the discretion afforded to them by law. Design/methodology/approach – Through a discussion of relevant legislation and case law, and a review of relevant literature, it seeks to identify the legal constraints within which employers must operate when determining policy and practice in this area and gives consideration to how they should respond. Findings – It is observed that employers enjoy considerable freedom either to impose restrictions or to encourage religious expression. Originality/value – The paper considers some of the over-arching principled arguments both for and against encouraging religious freedom at work, whilst concluding that support for religious expression may be the better option, not least for the positive benefits for employee well-being, commitment and engagement which, it is argued, may result.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/ER-03-2015-0054en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Employee Relationsen
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.subjectDiversityen
dc.subjectDiscriminationen
dc.subjectEqualityen
dc.subjectReligious expressionen
dc.titleManaging workplace religious expression within the legal constraintsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEmployee Relations Vol. 38 Iss: 3, pp.406 - 419en
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