Accommodating Religious Practices in the Global Workplace

Countries have different approaches to religious practices in the workplace. In the Unites States, for example, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 expressly prohibits discrimination against applicants or employees based on their religion. Still, there might be exceptions that can favor the employer.
Research a recent (2015 or later) case where an individual claimed religious discrimination as a basis for being fired. It is preferable if you choose a case that occurred in the country in which you currently work or plan to work. State the facts of the case. Identify any relevant laws (these may be social, traditional, or legal) utilized by the court/authority in considering or determining the outcome of the case. Define any applicable legaVsocial doctrines or customs, the provisions of the laws or customs, and elements of a specific course of action. Then, address the following:
Are there exceptions to the doctrines or customs named above that give employers an advantage in hiring and firing employees? Explain your answer. What is the responsibility of employees with regard to their religious behavior in the workplace? How might an employer avoid a religious discrimination lawsuit or issue?

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