New published Book: Religion, Equality and Employment in Europe. The Case for Reasonable Accommodation by Katayoun Alidadi


July, 18th. 2017

We are pleased to inform you about a new book by Katayoun Alidadi published by Hart Publishing LTD.

It’s granted a 20% off for ICLARS members.

Religion, Equality and Employment in Europe

The Case for Reasonable Accommodation

Katayoun Alidadi

religion, equality

The management of religious and ideological diversity remains a key challenge of our time – deeply entangled with debates about the nature of liberal democracy, equality, social cohesion, minorities and nationalism, security and foreign policy. This book explores this challenge at the level of the workplace in Europe. People do not surrender their religion of belief at the gates of their workplace, nor should they be required to do so. But what are the limits of accommodating religious belief in the workplace, particularly when it clashes with other fundamental rights and freedoms?


Using a comparative and socio-legal approach that emphasises the practical role of human rights, anti-discrimination law and employment protection, this book argues for an enforceable right to reasonable accommodation on the grounds of religion and belief in the workplace in Europe. In so doing, it draws on the case law of Europe’s two supranational courts, three country studies –Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK – as well as developments in the US and Canada. By offering the first book-length treatment of the issue, it will be of significance to academics, students, policy-makers, business leaders and anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the potentials and limits of European and Western inclusion, freedom and equality in a multicultural context.

Katayoun Alidadi is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at Bryant University (Smithfield, RI, USA) and a Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle, Germany).

June 2017   |    9781509911370   |   320pp  |   Hardback  |   RSP: £80

Discount Price: £64

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Read online the recent published book by Prof. Mine Yildrim

We are pleased to inform you that the recently published book by ICLARS member Professor Mine Yildrim, is available for a certain period of time in the following link:

The book title is “The Collective Dimension of Freedom of Religion: A Case Study on Turkey” – Routledge, 2017.

the collective dimension

There is no restriccions to acces the online version of this book.

We thank Professor Yildrim for giving this opportunity to the ICLARS community


Welcome to ICLARS interactive website

ICLARS, as an international network of scholars and experts in law and religion, has considered the importance of having an interactive platform that allows members to be in contact and participate in this media by sharing their recent publications, either Books, or research; Lectures at conferences, and articles of interest to the community, among several academic activities.

We invite you to be part of this interactive site, with the purpose of maintaining contact between members, and in order to develop our knowledge in matters of law and religion.

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