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Encountering Religion in the Workplace – The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Workers and Employers - Cornell Scholarship Online
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Encountering Religion in the Workplace: The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Workers and Employers

Raymond F. Gregory


In a recent survey, twenty percent of workers interviewed reported that they had either experienced religious prejudice while at work or knew of a coworker who had been subjected to some form of discriminatory conduct. Indeed, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the filing of religious discrimination charges under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, sex, and religion) increased seventy-five percent between 1997 and 2008. The growing desire on the part of some religious groups to ope ... More

Keywords: religious prejudice, employment, religious discrimination, devotional conduct, religion in the workplace, Civil Rights Act of 1964, proselytizing

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449543
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449543.001.0001


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Raymond F. Gregory, author

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