SOC 120: Introduction to Ethics and Social Responsibility
April 7, 2013
Week 3 Assignment Rough Draft
Religion in the Workplace
When one begins to talk about religion, everyone tends to be quite. Religion has and will
always be a controversial subject to address. In society today with so many different religions
available to practice one should not be attacked or treated differently for their religious beliefs
when they enter the workforce. Under the First Amendment, Americans enjoy two freedoms with
respect to religion: the right to be free from government-imposed religion and a right to practice
any religion they choose to.
Religion is a matter or belief and practice, and religious beliefs will rarely affect the
duties of job employment. State and federal laws require that employees not be treated on the
bias of religion. In ...view middle of the document...
America is a country known around the world as the land of
opportunities. People leave their own countries to venture to our homeland to make a better life
and be able to live freely.
For many years, immigrants have migrate to America. When they leave their homeland
they take all the earthly possessions with them. They take their language, their customs, but
most of all they take their religion and travel to find jobs and a new life. With utilitarianism, it
suggest that there is an obvious solution that is fair. When it comes to fairness, I think it is fair
that they come to our culture and adapt. It is only fair that we adapt to their culture. For example,
in Muslim culture most women wear hijab and long clothing to remain modest...would it be fair
when for an employer to ask the Muslim employee to remove their hijab at work. I think so.
Tolerance and acceptance of religious view are the two most important things one should
have in the work place. America is a large melting pot. We all are different and unique. Those
particular things go for the workplace also.
As a young adult, I must exspress that I do, in fact, enjoy the talk about religion in the
workplace. I find it interesting to learn about other religions and beliefs. Conversation in the work
place never hurts anyone. Its when disrespecting someone religion, thats when things begin to
go wrong. At the end of the day, religion is and will always be a tough subject. However, religion
and the workplace is a topic that will never end. Religion will always be around as well as jobs
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