Accommodating religious practices in the workplace

For example, an employer cannot refuse to hire an applicant because he does not share the employer’s religious beliefs.

An employer cannot take actions based upon the discriminatory preferences of coworkers or customers.Employers cannot refuse to hire employees because they may need reasonable accommodations for their religious beliefs.Nor can employers require employees of particular faiths (or lack thereof) to undergo stricter security or background procedures, or perform more onerous job tasks, than co-workers.Just as there are persons who would be dismayed to have such practices ceased, there are those who object to and resent being asked to engage in prayer at their workplace. We are protective of our religious beliefs; or lack thereof.Thus, it should come as no surprise that religion in the workplace is a very sensitive subject.

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