Religious Observance in the Workplace
Treating Faith With Respect
Religious faith is an essential part of many people's lives. It defines their identities and influences the ways in which they live.
Sincerely held religious belief can also encourage bonding, mutual understanding, and the development of trust in the workplace, but it can be a flashpoint for conflict, too.
For example, otherwise amenable co-workers may respond with hostility if they feel that their faith is not being respected. And people who fail to understand different religions, or the idea of religion in general, may experience unexpected problems and even litigation.
This article lays out the issues around religious observance, and helps you to deal with them effectively.