During Ramadan, many Muslims will be taking part in religious practices and fasting from sunrise to sunset each day for one lunar month, based on sighting of the moon. 

People professionals, HR practitioners, managers and employers can take this opportunity to show understanding and, where possible, accommodate particular needs to help ensure that people can continue to perform to the best of their abilities. 

In order to create an inclusive workplace that values, respects, and celebrates diversity, an understanding of Ramadan is key to supporting colleagues through the fasting period. This guide includes some simple ideas that can help create an atmosphere of belonging and mutual respect.

Fasting during Ramadan

How can you support the physical side-effects of fasting?

Can you provide flexible working options?

Thinking about annual leave

Ensuring good communication

More on this topic

Policy engagement
CIPD Manifesto for Good Work

We’re calling on the UK Government to create a long-term workforce strategy centred on skilled, healthy and fair work

Transgender and non-binary EDI in the workplace

How to support transgender and non-binary people at work, as part of a broader EDI policy

Inclusion top tips for hybrid working

Make use of our top tips on inclusion for hybrid working

Latest guides

Menopause at work: Guide for people managers

Guidance for managers on how to support employees through the menopause

Menopause at work: A guide for people professionals

How to provide effective support for employees experiencing the menopause

Carer-friendly workplaces: Guide for people professionals

Practical guidance to help employers create a carer-friendly workplace

Change management for people professionals

Practical guidance to help people professionals manage and embed change effectively in their organisations

All guides