Stonewall research on religion and belief and sexual orientation
Summary: Stonewall has produced new guidance to help employers manage potential conflicts...
In 2003, legislation was introduced to protect lesbian, gay and bisexual people from discrimination in the workplace. Similar laws were introduced in relation to religion and belief. Since 2007, it has been unlawful to discriminate when providing goods and services to lesbian and gay people. At the same time, similar legislation was introduced to protect people on the grounds of their religion and belief (or non-belief). As both laws were introduced at the same time, this led some commentators to ask what would happen if, in this particular situation, one set of rights was somehow ‘brought into conflict’ with another set of rights. Stonewall has produced this guidance to help employers and service delivery organisations manage potential conflicts with confidence.
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