Can our employer require us to meditate?
Requiring employees to engage in spiritual practices may discriminate based on religion.
The owner of our company is really into yoga, meditation, and other Eastern spiritual practices. He likes to talk about his beliefs, and he frequently puts up notices of special events at his ashram. Recently, he has started asking employees to chant and participate in other exercises to "clear our heads and open our minds" at the beginning of meetings. I'm Catholic, and some of the things he is asking us to do don't sit well with my religious beliefs. Can he require us to follow his spiritual path?