Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees and applicants based on their religion under federal law (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) and the laws of many states. Unfortunately, however, religious discrimination still takes place. This article explains how to assess your
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?
Sexual orientation discrimination includes being treated differently or harassed because of your real or perceived sexual orientation -- whether gay, lesbian, bisexual, or heterosexual. This type of discrimination may be illegal in your workplace, depending on where you work.