The big news of the week was the response to the EHRC consultation on religion in the workplace – but freedom of religion and conscience was also on the agenda elsewhere…
Equality and Human Rights Commission on religion & belief
On Thursday the Equality and Human Rights Commission published the results of its call for evidence on the laws protecting freedom of religion or belief: Religion or belief in the workplace and service delivery: Findings from a call for evidence, which we summarised here. The next step is for the Commission to produce guidance on the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998, which it intends to publish later in the year.
So far, press reaction has been variable: