With their blessing (religion at work)

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 30 August 2011




(2011), "With their blessing (religion at work)", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 19 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/hrmid.2011.04419faa.006



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With their blessing (religion at work)

Article Type: Abstracts From: Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 19, Issue 6

Warner F. Workforce Management (USA), April 2011, Vol. 90 No. 4, Start page: 20, No. of pages: 4

Reports that more US companies are supporting employees’ religious practices by accommodating the need to pray or allowing time off for religious festivals. Explains how a number of firms are doing this, profiling the approach taken at Tyson Foods Inc. Underlines that religion is still a sensitive subject at work and that many firms find it difficult to balance secularism with the desire of some employees to express their religious faith. Reviews the complaints that have been received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, discussing some of the more high profile cases. Gives advice on how to handle religious matters, citing examples of good practice at firms, such as Ford Motors and American Airlines ISSN: 1092-8332 Reference: 40AK196

Keywords: Religion, Equal opportunities, United States of America

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