The intersection between religion and employment is complex and brings with it many challenges. David Ford's paper Employment and Religious Freedoms, presented at a Law of Religious Institutions Conference on 15 September 2020, considers a number of issues religious institutions need to deal with when employing and managing staff, including:

  • Faith as a key selection criterion for appointment and how the exemptions in anti-discrimination law apply.
  • Employment contracts, codes of conduct and statement of faith statements.
  • Holding views contrary to the employer's beliefs and ethos and sharing them outside the workplace, including on social media.

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