Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, religion is considered a protected group. However, as the United States becomes a more diversified country in terms of its citizens’ religious affiliations, there has also been a trend toward an increasing number of religious discrimination charges being filed. Although the focus on understanding religious discrimination in the workplace from a psychological perspective is limited, there is substantial evidence in terms of court cases and statistics that points to the importance of understanding how religious discrimination affects employees within their work environments.

Title VII

Employers are prohibited from discriminating against and harassing employees on the basis of their religious (or lack of religious) affiliation under Title VII. The term religion encompasses traditional organized religions (e.g., Christianity, Judaism, ...

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