Monday, April 27, 2009

Laws Against Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

As I am going through a sermon series on "The Office: Spirituality at Work," a question has risen. This question is, what can and cannot a Christian legally do in the workplace?

Legally, there are actually pretty broad protections for religious expression in Title 7. For instance:
  • Employers must let an employee take off for religious holidays, days, times of prayer, etc., in most cases.
  • Christians can carry around or place on their desks the Bible, if he or she believes that this is a necessary part of his or her faith.
  • Religious talk is permitted with co-workers and employees in most cases.
Check out these two links on what is legal in regards to religion in the US.

How have you tried to share your faith in the workplace? How much resistance is there to this?