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Religious Practices Not To Be Ignored

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Employers must address issues in an appropriate manner when it comes to respecting employees’ religious beliefs. We live in a diverse world that not everyone has the same religious beliefs as Muslims. That does not mean that those particular individuals need to be treated or disrespected in any way. That is why the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is there to help address issues of discrimination or violation of a person’s rights in the workplace. Large companies such as Tyson Foods and JSB-Swift must follow these guidelines to prevent issues from occurring. It is how these companies choose to handle the situation that can make them either a favorable place of employment ...view middle of the document...

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that not only did the company refuse to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs but also retaliated by firing other employees who complained.
Between the two companies Tyson Foods and JBS- Swift both had the same situations to address which were religious accommodations for Muslim employees. While at Tyson Foods, employees wanted a holiday for Eid-ul-Fitr which is a three day holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. The workers at JBS- Swift wanted time off to pray during sundown to break their fast during the month of Ramadan. While employees at Tyson Foods wanted to have the option to exchange Labor Day Holiday with their religious holiday Eid-ul-Fitr. The company was able to help address this issue appropriately with the solution of giving the employees a personal holiday which could be taken by any employee for any occasion after getting approval from their supervisors, Holiday Swapping (Mathis & Jackson, 2010).The companies solution not only was acceptable to the Muslims but by all non-Muslim employees as well. The company handled the situation appropriately and made the employees happy.
At JBS- Swift the company...

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