An important “call for evidence” has been launched by the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) about people’s experiences of the provision of public services, eg: schools, hospitals, social service etc, and in employment and how this is affected by their religion or belief.
Here’s what they say on their website:
“Has your religion or belief, or that of other people, affected your experiences in the workplace or the services you receive as part of your daily life? Or perhaps they impact on you as an employer or manager? If so, we want to hear from you, whether your experiences are good or bad.
We want to gather as much information as we can from employees, service users, employers, service providers, trade unions, legal advisors and religion or belief groups so that we can assess how a person’s religion or belief, or lack of it, is taken into account at work and when using services.
This major call for evidence is part of our three year programme to strengthen understanding of religion or belief in public life, to improve knowledge of what happens in practice and to make sure that the laws which are in place to protect everyone’s right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect are effective.”
What to do: All you need to do is complete the survey here http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/about-us/our-work/key-projects/religion-or-belief-tell-us-about-your-experiences
The deadline is 14th October, but why not do it now?