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Ramadan 2024: Your rights at work

ACAS and EHRC guidance provides employers with a range of best practices during the holy month, for example, by allowing Muslim workers to start their work day earlier.

The holy Muslim month of Ramadan is due to begin on the evening of Sunday 10 March, with the first fast from sunrise to sunset on Monday 11 March.

Eid-al-Fitr, the celebration that marks the end of Ramadan, is expected to fall on Tuesday 9 April. 

During this important holy period for Muslims, UNISON reminds both workers and employers that it is within the Equality Act 2010 for all employers to ensure flexible working and provide reasonable adjustments for workers wishing to observe Ramadan, which includes fasting, prayers, charity and reflecting on the Quran. Further details can be found on the UNISON National website