Under the Civil Rights act of 1964
, employers are prohibited from discriminating against workers on the basis of religion when it comes to hiring and firing. However, more and more people are beginning to file lawsuits in religious discrimination
cases. In this post-9/11 world, it's no surprise, really, that there's some hostility towards non-Christian employees. Workplace bias against Muslims, in particular, has been on the rise.
Problem is, the definition of religious discrimination can vary, depending on the size of the company you work for and the financial impact that accomodating your needs may have on the employer.
Protect Your Legal Rights
Rights of Pagans and Wiccans in the Workplace
While you may not have any control over how your employer thinks or believes, you do have control over how your own responses. Make sure you educate yourself about what constitutes religious discrimination, and what legal recourse you have in your own state.