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ACAS published an article on their website in July 2013 discussing how employers can and should support their workers during Ramadan.
The article explains that "As the holy Islamic month of Ramadan begins millions of Muslims across the globe be starting a month of fasting forgoing food and drink between dawn and sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five ‘pillars’ of Islam and it’s reasonable to expect employers to make appropriate accommodations for believers where their job allows."
It goes on to say that "It would be helpful staff are made aware of when Ramadan is along the last and what the fasting entails. Whilst few Muslims would expect their colleagues to abstain from eating and drinking in front of them in particular in workplace as well lunch is commonly eaten at one’s desk sensitivity is often appreciated. It’s considerate to offer an acknowledgement of the fasting colleagues or a simple polite request to be excused for eating. On the other hand working lunches meetings based around sharing food staff meals and away days are best avoided if possible or carried out with special arrangements for those who are fasting."
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It is also worth bearing in mind for employers that Ramadan is part of a lunar calendar thus resulting in a moving forward by around 11 days each year. When Ramadan falls within a summer months fasting Muslims in Britain are required to avoid food and drink for more than 16 hours each day. This means energy levels can sometimes flag for some as the day develops. ACAS say that "Employers could offer support where possible by being flexible about working hours work duties and break times. Many Muslims may prefer to start earlier miss or reduce lunch breaks and get home so they can end the days passed with their families."
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