Jobs for Buddhists
There are estimated to be around 240,000 practising Buddhists in the U.K. While Buddhism is not as popular as religions such as Islam and Christianity in the U.K., it is followed by a significant and important demographic.
Religious discrimination is an unfortunate part of employment in the U.K. and countries across the world. Many people face exclusion, harassment, and rejection due to their religion and beliefs. Due to this, many Buddhists fear this will happen to them in the workplace.
On this page, we are going to tell you more about the best jobs for Buddhists and where to find them.
Protection from Workplace Discrimination
Religious discrimination at work is illegal in the U.K., under the 2010 Equality Act. Religion is a protected characteristic in the act, which means you cannot be discriminated against in any way at work due to any religion you have or are thought to have. This also works by extension, so you cannot be discriminated against because someone you are related to is of a certain religion.
So, if you are a Buddhist and you are worried about workplace discrimination, just remember that any instance of this is illegal and should be reported.
To find out more about what to do in this scenario, contact Citizen’s Advice for more.
The Best Jobs for Buddhists
The best kind of jobs for Buddhist people are those in which you will be protected from discrimination and exclusion. You can find this by working for an accessible and diversity-positive employer.
When you work in the right environment with the right kind of people, it makes the world of difference. It allows you to be free to be who you want to be and practice religion in the way that you want to.
If you are a Buddhist person looking for a new job opportunity, look no further than Aspiring to Include.
We can help you throughout your job search with tailored resources and avenues of support. We can connect you to jobs you will love on our inclusive job board. And we can lead you to diversity-positive employers through our directory.
Whatever you need to find a discrimination-free job, we have it right here.