Does our company have to provide us a place to pray?
A Muslim employee asks about accommodations for daily prayers.
Several of my coworkers and I are Muslim, and we would like to use the company's conference room for our daily prayers. We work in cubicles, and the noise and cramped space aren't conducive to praying. Also, the cubicles are too small to allow us to pray together. Our HR representative told us that we couldn't use the conference room. She claimed that allowing us to pray there would make it seem like the company was favoring our religion, and the company cannot discriminate or play favorites when it comes to religious matters. Is this right?