Traditionally religion and other beliefs have become a condition to discriminate. In Colombia, legal provisions focus in the prohibition of all forms of discrimination based on demonstration of religion or belief in worship.
According to Article 19 of the Colombian Political Constitution, freedom of religion is guaranteed. Every individual has the right to freely profess his/her religion and to disseminate it individually or collectively. On the other hand, Article 10 of the Colombian Labor Code, states that all employees are equal.
On 2011, Colombian Congress issued Law 1482, which amends the Criminal Code in order to ensure the protection of the rights of a person, group of people or members of a community that are violated by acts of racism or discrimination.
The mentioned provisions constitute the legal background that lead to conclude that Colombian legislation proscribes unequal or discriminatory practices.
In this sense, it is clear that the right to freely practice a religion and other beliefs is strongly protected by the local legislation and that employers should bear in mind these provisions when implementing and diffusing its recruitment, employment and human resources policies.