What are my religious rights in the workplace?

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What are my religious rights in the workplace?

I work for a department store as a cashier. A mandatory meeting was posed on Sunday morning,

at the time I attend church. When I brought this to my store manager’s attention, he said,

Asked on October 15, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

An employer must make "reasonable accommodations" to an employee's religious practices. That would include either excusing an employee from a meeting (and possibly letting them have a separate meeting later) or scheduling the meeting around religious observances. If you were to terminated for not attending a Sunday morning meeting, you may have a religion-based employment discrimination claim, and should--if that happens--contact the federal EEOC.


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