Age, disability, race and sex. Most businesses have become familiar with these forms of discrimination in the workplace. But what about religious discrimination? What constitutes a religious belief or practice?
According to the EEOC, religious discrimination cases have more than doubled. Employees no longer leave their spirituality at home. As a business, what are your responsibilities and rights? What questions can you ask during a job interview? When can you deny an applicant based upon a request to accommodate a spiritual belief or practice? Can you require a man to shave off his beard or cut his hair regardless of his religious beliefs? The answers may surprise you.
I am not a lawyer, and therefore I can not, nor will I offer legal advice. What I am, is a professionally trained interfaith minister, mediator, arbitrator, and worked in employment discrimination law for three years, hearing situations just like these. I offer interactive, thought-provoking training and keynotes regarding spiritual diversity and its benefits, resources and mediation when needed. Contact me today!
Ronnie Roll has started several businesses from the "I Have An Idea" stage to grand openings and beyond. Her passion is helping others achieve their dreams, and her art mediums are business modeling and food.