Leading Practice Principles – Religion in the Workplace

The Fair Work Act protects employees from unlawful workplace discrimination, which the act defines as occurring when an employer takes adverse action against a person who is an employee or prospective employee because of a range of attributes, including religion.

In Victoria, it is against the law to discriminate against anyone in the workplace because of their actual or assumed religious belief or activity.

Because of these protections, leading practice organisations take steps to ensure that religious beliefs are accommodated in the workplace. Following are some leading practice examples of how Australian organisations can accommodate freedom of religion in the workplace.

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