Udfordringer til dansk pragmatisk sekularisme i arbejdsmarkedsreguleringen: retskonflikter vedrørende religion på arbejdsmarkedet

Lisbet Christoffersen, Niels Valdemar Vinding

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Resumé

Artiklen analyserer anti-diskrimineringsreglerne vedr religion i den danske lovgivning og diskuterer på grundlag af relevante domme, afgørelser fra ligebehandlingsnævnet og citater fra kvalitative interviews de opståede konflikter, der falder i to hovedkategorier: konflikter på det private og offentlige sekulære arbejdsmarked vedrørende arbejdstagernes ønske om inclusion i forhold til religiøs praksis eller arbejdsgivernes ønske om eksklusion af religiøs holdning eller praksis samt konflikter på det religiøse og semi-religiøse arbejdsmarked (f.eks. folkekirkelige organisationer der driver velfærdsinstitutioner) vedrørende krav til loyalitet over for virksomhedens normgrundlag og etos. Forfatterne vurderer, at der er flere konflikter på vej, før området har fundet sit leje.
Bidragets oversatte titelUdfordringer til dansk pragmatisk sekularisme i arbejdsmarkedsreguleringen: retskonflikter vedrørende religion på arbejdsmarkedet
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Discrimination and the Law
Vol/bind13
Udgave nummer2-3
Antal sider33
ISSN1358-2291
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2 aug. 2013

Emneord

  • labour market
  • religion
  • discrimination
  • religious organisations
  • pragmatism
  • secularism

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Challenged Pragmatism : Conflicts of Law and Religion in the Danish Labour market. / Christoffersen, Lisbet; Vinding, Niels Valdemar.

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