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Belief & Flexibility
This leaflet introduces a belief angle on flexible working.

Free to all.

EFB Legal Update 01 - December 2007
Rastafarianism and dress codes
Minister of religion can be employee

Free to members.

EFB Legal Update 02 - April 08
‘Industrial Language’
Recruitment – public statements can constitutes direct discrimination

Free to members.

EFB Legal Update 03 - June 08
Harassment and victimisation
Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR)

Free to members.

EFB Legal Update 04 - June 08
The Equality Bill: Framework for a Fairer Future
Summary for Employers

Free to members.

EFB Legal Update 05 - September 08
Uniform policy and the Sikh Kara
Discrimination against veiled Muslim
Competing rights

Free to members.

EFB Legal Update 06 - December 08
Discrimination by association

Free to members.

EFB Legal Update 07 - March 09
When does discrimination arise?

Free to members.

EFB Legal Update 08 - May 09
What constitutes a philosophical belief?

Free to members.

EFB Legal Update 09 - August 09
Religion and ethnicity

Free to members.

EFB Legal Update 10 - October 09
The distinction between holding a belief and of taking actions manifesting that belief

Free to members.

EFB Legal Update 11 - January 2010
Free to members

EFB Legal Update 12 - June 2010
Free to members.

EFB Legal Update 13 - January 2011
Free to members.

EFB Legal Update 14 - May 2011
Free to members

EFB Legal Update 15 - June 2011
Free to members.

Guide to Ascension of Baha'u'llah
This important holy day is celebrated on the 29th May, at 3am every year.

It commemorates the anniversary of the death of the founder of the Bahá'í faith, Bahá'u'lláh, and his teachings.

Guide to Christmas
This guide is an overview of Christmas for employers covering the significance of Christmas, parties, working hours and holiday time. Members need to log in to access.

Free to members. Non members can buy all the festival guides for £190.

Guide to Death And Bereavement
This guide provides information on religious practices associated with death in the six main religions practiced in the UK (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism), including mourning periods for which employers may receive requests for compassionate leave.

Free to members. £50 for non members.

Guide to Diwali
A brief guide to the origins and traditions of Diwali for employers.

Free to members. Non members can buy all the festival guides for £190.

Guide to Dress Codes
Many employers have dress codes to regulate the appearance of their employees, including what clothing they may wear when they are in the workplace or whilst carrying out duties on the employer's behalf.

Free to members. £35 for non members.

Guide to Easter
Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar when Christians celebrate their belief in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.

Free to members. Non members can buy all the festival guides for £190.

Guide to Eid-ul-Adha
A guide to Eid-ul-Adha (the 'festival of Sacrifice') which is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar.

Free to members. Non members can buy all the festival guides for £190.

Guide to Faith Networks
This guide aims to support employers who intend to set up faith networks.

Free to members. £75 for non members.

Guide to Hanukkah
A Guide to the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

Free to members. Non members can buy all the festival guides for £190+VAT.

Guide to Leave Entitlement
This guide aims to provide an overview of the requirements on an employer in relation to leave entitlement for employees, with particular reference to issues of religion or belief.

Free to members. £35 for non members.

Guide to Monitoring
This guide describes current best practice for employees on monitoring equal opportunities.

Free to members. £50 for non members.

Guide to Navratri
Navratri (‘nine nights’) is one of the most celebrated festivals in Hinduism. It comes twice a year once at the beginning of summer and then again at the onset of winter.

Guide to Passover
An Employer's Guide to one of the most important Jewish festivals - Passover (Pesach in Hebrew). The guide covers the significance and traditions of the festival and employee requests for annual leave.

Free to members. Non members can buy all the festival guides for £190.

Guide to Quiet Rooms
A short guide to setting up and managing quiet rooms.

Free to members. £50 for non members.

Guide to Ramadan
This guide describes current best practice for employers.

Free to members. £50 for non members.

Guide to Religion or Belief and Employment
This guide aims to help employers understand the impact of the Equality Act 2010 on employment policy, with a focus on issues related to religion or belief. It contains advice on key aspects of policy and practice illustrated by relevant legal cases and scenario examples, so that you can easily recognise areas of risk. The Equality Act also covers discrimination in relation to the provision of services and public functions, but this and other sections of the Act are not within the scope of this guide.

Guide to Sukkot
A short guide to the Jewish festival of Sukkot.

Guide to Vesak (Buddha Day)
A guide to Vesak (Buddha Day), the most important Buddhist festival, which commemorates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death.
Free to members. Non members can buy all the festival guides for £190.

Guide to World Religions and Beliefs
This guide gives a concise description of the major religions and belief systems which may be most often encountered in the UK workplace, and the impact that they are likely to have on aspects of employment, including: Festivals, holidays & leave requirements, Prayer times and requirements, Dress codes, Food and drink.

Free to members. £190 non members.

Recovering the Calm
This guide describes current best practice in creating and managing prayer space for employees.

Free to all.

Religious Calendar 2011
A religious calendar showing the main religious festivals that might affect requests for time off work.

Religious Calendar 2012
A religious calendar showing the main religious festivals that might affect requests for time off work.

Religious Practices in the Workplace
This IBE Occasional Paper explores situations where religious beliefs and practices impact the day-to-day operations of organisations and reviews the ethical issues which can arise. It describes how religious sensibilities are being accommodated by employers and includes a short guide to good practice.
Free to all.
The topic has relevance for those involved with corporate governance, risk management and human resource management as well as those responsible for business ethics standards in their organisations.

The Jewish High Holy Days
A short guide to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur - the Jewish High Holy Days.

Chairman's Report
A summary of the work of the EFA and EFB over 2009-2010.

Free to members.