Employers have a legal duty not to discriminate against a person based upon their religion or belief. At the University, we will only work with employers who recognise that by supporting their staff’s religion and beliefs, it will ensure good staff morale and create a welcoming environment. By attending employer events and fairs that are listed on the Careers Connect page, you can meet these people.
Your religious, philosophical and cultural beliefs will shape you and influence your career choices. Many employers will recognise the importance and advantages of recruiting a diverse workforce that bring a wide range of skills, expertise and knowledge to the organisation.
If you’re looking to gauge whether a recruiter or employer is inclusive when it comes to faith issues, their HR and equal opportunities policies should provide the insight you need. Remember that an employer is not legally required to allow time off or facilities for religious observance, but it's good practice for them to do so. Most employers will have an equality statement or section on equality and diversity on their site. Employer websites can also be a great way to gauge how ethically the organisation is run.
You can also get a detailed overview of their corporate culture and inclusivity efforts by looking through their respective profiles on LinkedIn.
Religion or belief discrimination | Equality and Human Rights Commission (equalityhumanrights.com) – Know what your rights are in the workplace.
2022/2023 Rankings | Inclusive Companies - league table of the most inclusive employers in the UK.
UK employment law, recruitment and the workplace: an explainer (targetjobs.co.uk) – Knowing your rights within the workplace.
Religion and belief employment guide | MyPort - this employment guide looks at how to find out about an employer's culture and advice on talking about your beliefs.