Religious harassment complaints at the workplace are on the rise

Religious harassment complaints at the workplace are on the rise

October 25th, 2011 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

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POLL: Have you ever been religiously harassed at work?

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Justice statistics indicate that complaints of religious harassment in the workplace are on the rise.

In fact, according to University of Tennessee professor Rosalind Hackett, religious harassment claims are second only to complaints about sexual harassment.

"This is the second most problematic issue in the workplace," she said.

Hackett spoke to an audience of human resource managers, legal professionals and religious specialists Monday at a seminar entitled Religion in the Workplace and the World at UT's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

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