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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:01 am

A document published for employers by the Equality
and Human Rights Commission
suggests that ecologists could ask to be
excused from duties that increase CO2 emissions, such as flying to business
meetings, and that druids and pagans should be allowed to take time off work
to go on pilgrimages and attend sacred rituals.



The guidance, which also applies to Christians, Jews and Muslims and atheists,
was produced after a series of judgments by the European Court of Human
Rights, including the ruling that Christians can wear a cross at work.



It states that "employees may assert the right to discuss their personal
beliefs in the workplace and employers should not prevent such conversations".
Bosses should "consider seriously" adapting the relevant work
duties to suit their employees beliefs.



It insists that such beliefs should be "more than an opinion or a
viewpoint", should be genuinely and sincerely held and worthy of
respect in a democratic society.



The document, Religion or Belief in the Workplace: a guide for employers,
details a series of hypothetical scenarios to illustrate how such rights
should be protected.

It suggests that a Christian nurse could say prayers for a patient, if it is
made clear that there is no pressure or obligation on the patient to agree.


The guidance says that ecologists should be permitted to tell colleagues that
it is irresponsible to drive to work because it damages the environment.
They could also ask to be excused from duties that increase CO2 emissions.


Jewish workers should be allowed to leave the workplace early on a Friday to
prepare for the Sabbath, if it does not adversely affect other members of
their team.


Requests by Muslims to take time off to attend prayers at a local mosque
should also be serious considered.


Religious workers should be allowed to wear symbols such as crosses and
clothing such as hijabs or turbans, the document suggests. They should also
be allowed to have a beard if it is considered integral to their belief
system.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9977214/Vegans-and-druids-to-gain-workplace-rights-under-new-equality-rules.html

Good news for those being able to wear a cross at work.

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Re: Vegans and druids to gain workplace rights under new equality rules

Post  wyatt1 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:11 pm

Doreen386 wrote:A document published for employers by the Equality
and Human Rights Commission
suggests that ecologists could ask to be
excused from duties that increase CO2 emissions, such as flying to business
meetings, and that druids and pagans should be allowed to take time off work
to go on pilgrimages and attend sacred rituals.



The guidance, which also applies to Christians, Jews and Muslims and atheists,
was produced after a series of judgments by the European Court of Human
Rights, including the ruling that Christians can wear a cross at work.



It states that "employees may assert the right to discuss their personal
beliefs in the workplace and employers should not prevent such conversations".
Bosses should "consider seriously" adapting the relevant work
duties to suit their employees beliefs.



It insists that such beliefs should be "more than an opinion or a
viewpoint", should be genuinely and sincerely held and worthy of
respect in a democratic society.



The document, Religion or Belief in the Workplace: a guide for employers,
details a series of hypothetical scenarios to illustrate how such rights
should be protected.

It suggests that a Christian nurse could say prayers for a patient, if it is
made clear that there is no pressure or obligation on the patient to agree.


The guidance says that ecologists should be permitted to tell colleagues that
it is irresponsible to drive to work because it damages the environment.
They could also ask to be excused from duties that increase CO2 emissions.


Jewish workers should be allowed to leave the workplace early on a Friday to
prepare for the Sabbath, if it does not adversely affect other members of
their team.


Requests by Muslims to take time off to attend prayers at a local mosque
should also be serious considered.


Religious workers should be allowed to wear symbols such as crosses and
clothing such as hijabs or turbans, the document suggests. They should also
be allowed to have a beard if it is considered integral to their belief
system.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9977214/Vegans-and-druids-to-gain-workplace-rights-under-new-equality-rules.html

Good news for those being able to wear a cross at work.



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Post  gerber on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:17 pm

So all work places will be empty on Fridays for prayers.

Ridiculous
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Post  Broken Arrow on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:28 pm

@gerber wrote:So all work places will be empty on Fridays for prayers.

Ridiculous

Where does it say that? And why would all work places empty when the vast majority of people here are not Muslims?
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Post  gerber on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:36 pm

Eilzel 2.0 wrote:

Where does it say that? And why would all work places empty when the vast majority of people here are not Muslims?

The buses would have to stop for a start, no taxis no staff in the NHS........
Children allowed out of school

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Post  Broken Arrow on Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:38 pm

@gerber wrote:

The buses would have to stop for a start, no taxis no staff in the NHS........
Children allowed out of school


Now who is being ridiculous? Would you be against a Christian insisting on having Sunday off out of interest?

Again Muslims are a minority, and most wont even insist on time off anyways, I know many who do not now.
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Post  gerber on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:06 pm

But the 12-page EHRC document makes it clear that the rights of Christians in the workplace are strictly limited.
It gives the example of a religious magistrate asking to be excused from dealing with cases involving the upbringing of children by gay couples.


The guidance suggests it would be reasonable to refuse the request because the rights of gay couples are more important.
But in other areas it suggests the Strasbourg court ruling could have a wide-ranging impact on the right of employees to express their religion and beliefs at work.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2305225/What-insult-Christians-After-crucifixes-allowed-work-human-rights-quango-tells-firms-Give-vegans-pagans-special-treatment-too.html#ixzz2PrveIm7c
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From the DM on the same subject.

The above is what annoys me, everybody but Christians get their way.
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Post  Guest on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:08 pm

I suppose you're buggered if you're a gay christian.

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Post  jadeloue on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:18 pm

does this mean i can wear my darth vader jedi outfit to work ROFL
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Re: Vegans and druids to gain workplace rights under new equality rules

Post  Guest on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:22 pm

@jadeloue wrote:does this mean i can wear my darth vader jedi outfit to work

I bet you look hot dressed in black boots, leggings and a cape....you won't have to use the force on me.

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