Are Employees Taking Their Faith to Work?

The Boss Muslimah-Preneur Blog

In our land of the free and home of the brave, we are a mixture of diverse cultures, languages, colors, and faiths. As an employee of any organization The Civil Rights Act of 1964 affords workers the freedom to practice and be provided with certain rights based on their religious beliefs as long as the accommodations do not cause undue hardship upon the business itself. These beliefs can span from providing a place for daily prayers, allowing employees to attend their religious services, or observing certain religious attire. Although, we as citizens have the right to practice our religion freely, the question still remains, Do employees feel they can request certain accommodations that befit their religious practices without subliminal or outright retaliation?

As a Muslim woman and former employee within corporate America, I was afforded the right to attend weekly prayer services and was given a flexible schedule during my…

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