Preventing religious discrimination, harassment claims at work

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The two topics of conversation that tend to stir people's souls most are politics and religion.  For some, their political views are predicated upon their religious beliefs.  The passion with which some individuals hold those religious beliefs can lead to more than just a highly-charged political debate; it could lead to religious discrimination and harassment.  Prevent that from happening by routinely reviewing the rules of the religious discrimination road with your managers and supervisors.

Here's a concise overview of employer obligations as per Title VII.  Use it as part of your company's anti-discrimination training efforts.

Religion defined

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines "religious practice" to include moral or ethical beliefs as to what is right and wrong that are sincerely held with the strength of traditional religious views, as well as religious observances and practices.  Th...(register to read more)

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