Accommodating religious beliefs and practices in the workplace
Can I be denied employment by a religious organization on religious grounds? Can I dress according to my religious customs or beliefs on the job? Can my employer restrict my religious practices during free time at work (during my breaks or lunch hour)? Put simply, this means that employers cannot treat employees more or less favorably due to their religion, and employees cannot be required to participate in, or refrain from participating in, a religious activity as a condition of employment.
This can be done by consulting with employees and developing appropriate policies and programs.Rather, religion typically concerns “ultimate ideas” about “life, purpose, and death.” Social, political, or economic philosophies, as well as mere personal preferences, are not “religious” beliefs protected by Title VII.