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Company activities heavy on religious content? Better pray you don’t wind up in court

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At some companies, the owner’s strong religious faith winds up permeating the workplace. There’s no law against that. However, evangelical fervor can cause legal trouble if the owner (or another management representative) requires employees to participate in religious practices or activities as a condition of continued employment.

If employees can’t opt out, they could sue—and win.

Advice: Employees who hold different religious beliefs from those of company leaders should be excused from participating in religious activities. So should atheists and agnostics, as well.

Recent case: Jo Ann took a job with Bath Fitter, a company that sells bathroom remodeling services that include refurbishing old tubs and showers with new overlays. The company sells its services through showrooms and display areas in shopping centers. Its business model includes hiring salespersons to sell remodeling services from company-provided leads and wa...(register to read more)

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