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How to Handle an Employee Who Wants to Display Religious Imagery in the Workplace

Author: William Denham, Shortt & Nguyen, PC

Federal, state and local laws forbid discrimination based on religion and prohibit retaliation for engaging in protected activities, such as the expression of an employee's religious beliefs in the workplace. As the workforce becomes increasingly diverse, prudent employers should be sensitive to the religious practices of their employees. Employers should consider taking the following steps in dealing with an employee who wants to display religious imagery in the workplace.