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Corporate Religious Freedom and the Rights of Others

Calibrating Human Rights in Times of Pluralist Dilemmas

Corporate Religious Freedom and the Rights of Others
  • Year of publication 2019
  • 66 pages
Author:Jeroen Temperman
Category: Law Constitutional Law and Human Rights
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐913‐9 | paperback | 1st edition | € 21,50 / $ 27,00 / £ 24,00
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In pluralist societies, corporate religious freedom might confl ict with other fundamental rights. Corporate piety might collide with LGBT rights, notably when a company’s management does not accept, either as em ployees or clients, individuals whom it believes to have ‘sinful’ sexual orientations. Secular companies may want to keep religion out of the workplace altogether, thus affecting individual religious freedom of employees.

In this contribution, Jeroen Temperman engages with such expressions of corporate religion, addressing among other questions whether companies may indeed be deemed ‘religious’ under international human rights standards – hence whether companies can claim religious freedom – and if so, what the scope of such a freedom is, particularly when the rights of others are affected by such corporate manifestations of religion.