Atheist fired for Not Attending Prayer Meetings

Key Excerpt: “His boss told him ‘he did not have to believe in God, and he did not have to like the prayer meetings, but he had to participate’ before the worker was fired in the fall of 2020.”

Supporting Article: News&Observer

Ricardo’s Summary: You can’t have it both ways. I am a Christian believer, but I don’t believe any employee should be forced to go to a company prayer meeting.

Religion is religion. Basically, it’s a faith belief system, or in this case, a nonbelief system. The company is being sued for religious discrimination.

According to the EEOC, “Employers who sponsor prayer meetings in the workplace have a legal obligation to accommodate employees whose personal religious or spiritual views conflict with the company’s practice.”

So, the bottom line is this. You can’t use your business to manipulate people into having to listen to your religious beliefs.

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Ricardo González is the founder and CEO of Bilingual America. He is the author of multiple books on cultural communications and is considered by many to be one of the foremost cultural experts in the world.

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