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What Can You do About Sabbath Issues at Work?
Photo by Michael McKinnis
Walter Carson speaking at a Religious Liberty day at Sligo Church in Takoma Park, Md.
Carson reminds us that the Civil Rights Act requires an employer to “reasonably accommodate” a person’s religious beliefs in the workplace. If you face Sabbath issues at your job, he suggests taking the following steps:
1. Alert your supervisor in writing of the need for a Sabbath accommodation. Your church pastor can help you write a letter.
2. Cooperate with your employer to find an accommodation, seeking assistance from your local conference or union religious liberty director.
3. If disciplined, be prepared to file charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
4. Take your situation to the Lord and ask for His guidance.
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