Workplace Religious discrimination claims on the rise

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Complaints of religious discrimination in the workplace are on the rise, but civil rights advocates say that may not be such a bad thing.

That's because a likely reason for a steady rise in reported incidents has nothing to do with intolerant corporate cultures but rather religious minorities who are more aware of their rights and more willing to exercise them.

"Before, somebody might have prayed kind of quietly at work and hoped nobody would stop them and didn't really want to ask permission," says Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). "Now they state openly: `Yes, I'd like permission. Is there an open room where I could pray?"'

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Posted January 28, 2009 at 7:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Jeffersonian wrote:

What I can’t figure out is why businesses are closing up shop and relocating overseas.  It’s just baffling.

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