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Worried about reining in religious tension? Don’t ban all discussion of faith

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Some employers ban discussion of religion at work, believing that talking about faith might constitute harassment or coercion of workers who aren’t members of a majority religious group. But such a prohibition can cause more problems than it solves.

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Mlee January 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Another article says:

2 weeks after warning him to cease all religious discussions, his Director sent him an e-mail that says: “The man upstairs is watching…” The letter included a picture of a Baptist church marquee that stated: God has seen your CBT [business report] numbers. You’re going to hell!”

http://ericweathersspot.blogspot.com/2011/11/fedex-sued-for-bizarre-and-harassing.html0

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GordonHide January 22, 2012 at 8:03 am

“Advice: Institute reasonable rules that balance the rights of all em­­ployees, no matter what religion”

More practical advice: Don’t employ the religious.00

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