Title VII Does Not Give Employees the Right to Proselytize

Jun 22, 2013 | Posted by: Rick in Kansas | Full story: www.workforce.com

If you permit one employee to share his or her religious views in the workplace, you will have a difficult time disciplining or terminating another for the same reason. Employers and their employees should keep religion where it belongs—in the home and in places of worship.

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Plaintiff is mentally ill and shouldn't be working in a hospital
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Harassing people with religion in the workplace is no different than sexually harassing people. They are unwanted and offensive in the exact same way.

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I see the religitards are trolling the forums again, voting down everything that the jackbooted thugs don't like.

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Yep, religious freaks harassing others at work is a legitimate cause for termination.

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Jun 22, 2013
 
The so-called "supervisor" was rightfully disciplined for preaching at work. I had a religious co-worker where I used to work, and our supervisor had to have a talk with her about NOT preaching to callers and co-workers, as it did get pretty annoying rather quickly.
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Feb 15, 2014
 
Rick in Kansas is mistaken from a legal standpoint. The US Constitution and law protects religious discussion including proselytism as free speech when both employees willingly discuss religion. If either employee wants to stop the discussion, then the other must comply or be disciplined.

The law protects voluntary religious discussions at work. The employer may not prevent voluntary proselytism discussions among employees.

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Feb 15, 2014
 
Majore wrote:
Rick in Kansas is mistaken from a legal standpoint. The US Constitution and law protects religious discussion including proselytism as free speech when both employees willingly discuss religion. If either employee wants to stop the discussion, then the other must comply or be disciplined.
The law protects voluntary religious discussions at work. The employer may not prevent voluntary proselytism discussions among employees.
I'm not the author of this piece, merely the editor who brought it to this forum. The above is linked to an article on Workforce, by John Hyman, who is an attorney. It's the introduction to a story of the good Christian, who upon learning that her co-worker was a lesbian, stuck a pamphlet called "How Should Christians Respond to 'Gay' Marriage?" in her locker and then sent her an unsolicited e-mail on the subject, concerned she would ignore the pamphlet. Not being an all that willing of a discussion of religious beliefs, she was fired for doing this. She sued on the basis that this was discriminatory to her Christian beliefs. She lost.

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