Questions tagged [religion]

Questions relating to situations in the Workplace that may intersect with religious practices, traditions, or cultural aspects of the ones involved. Please, make sure that the question (and answers) focuses on addressing the Professional part of the situation, and not the religious one.

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Secular Holidays Conundrum

My coworkers are doing Halloween and Christmas at work, I'm a Messianic Jew, how do I avoid ruining my relationship with them?
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Boss refusing vacation after tentatively agreeing but ticket booked! [closed]

So for the entire month of August I have been indicating to my boss and my team that I would like to take vacation end of Nov/beg of Dec and was saving all my time for then. It was never a problem and ...
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I was reported to HR as being a satan worshiper

I'm not a satanist. I recently bought a phone case with the anti-possession star from the TV show Supernatural printed on it. It's a personal phone, but it's on my desk all day so I can see if I get a ...
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Performance reduction as result of religious accommodation [duplicate]

Employers, in the U.S., are obligated to provide various religious accommodations to their employees, e.g. reasonable prayer breaks etc. But some religious pracices require types of abstinence, such ...
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Declining welcome lunch invitation at new job due to Ramadan

I am starting a new position next month and I have been kindly invited to a team lunch. I would love to go, but due to the month of Ramadan I will be fasting during the day - no food or drinks allowed....
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Forced resignation/sexual + religous harassment + injury [closed]

I applied and got a job around Thanksgiving, but I turned down the offer. The company gave my resume to a manager from a different company anyway. I was contacted a week before Christmas of 2018 ...
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What really is true equality [closed]

I have recently come upon a problem as an employer. I have a software company, and for the most part we have 1,2 big projects going at a time, and then smaller side projects. Sometimes deadlines are ...
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Rejecting religious rituals at office

I am an Indian female residing in India. I am a Hindu by birth and though religious, I do not let that reflect at my office. I am deployed at a client location for the last three months and ...
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Employee (my direct report) underperforming due to religious fasting - how to address?

As a line manager, I've "inherited" (from a previous boss who has left the company) an employee who carries out a fast (i.e., not eating) during the day for a period of time as part of a religious ...
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Should I tell my personal feelings to the director of a research lab where I participated in a study

Should I tell the director of a lab in a business school how I was personally affected about thier actions while participating in a study? I post this in "workplace" because even though I am a student ...
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How to discuss unrelated religious service on resume

Background: I was fortunate enough to obtain an internship in software development when I was 16, and I've been working in a software development related role ever since (through summer jobs/...
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How do I greet someone when bowing is the default greeting but I'm unable to bow?

As a Muslim I am only allowed to bow and prostrate to God, not to other people. This is a problem in Japan, where bowing is considered a common greeting. How should I handle greetings at work and ...
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How to go around a colleague who keeps inviting me for religious activities?

I have a (very nice and professional) colleague who is from the same religion as me, we are the only two from our religion in the department and that maybe explains why he would enjoy me being his ...
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What could be done as a going-away party for a coworker who observes Ramadan?

Our office has a tradition of doing a going-away lunch for colleagues moving onto new jobs or retiring. One of my teammates has accepted an offer and has announced his resignation, but he observes ...
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How can I get out of extra on call duty, to cover for new coworkers religious obligations?

In our company one person from the team has to come to work on Saturday. We are a team of 4 so it comes to 1 Saturday per month (paid overtime). Recently 2 guys left and have been replaced by other ...
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Conflict between one employee's claim of religious freedom and another's sexual orientation

I am the new manager of a sub-team of 6 employees within a larger team of 65 employees. We work for a large Fortune 50 company in the US. One of my employees, "Helen", was previously refusing to work ...
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How do I address poor performance that is exacerbated by religious practices?

My line report has poor attention to detail at the best of times. From typos to major coding errors to faulty numbers entering draft reports. I have raised these issues with him and we are resolving ...
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Should I list leadership experience when it was with a religious group I no longer believe in?

I was heavily involved with a religious group during college (a chapter of a mainstream organization, nothing extremist), ending as president. This involved a lot of planning, organizing and running ...
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How to approach supervisor about religious accommodations?

I am a Muslim and a medical student in Australia and am assigned various clinical placements for roughly four weeks at a time. Those placements are in medical facilities (public hospitals, private [...