Bagel Breakfast Rescheduling Not Religious Discrimination, Court Says

Upset that someone else’s religion in the workplace is being accommodated? Tough, says a federal district court in Colorado, which recently ruled against an employee who complained when his employer rescheduled bagel breakfasts so they wouldn’t occur during the Muslim observance of Ramdan.

The fact that the employee’s objections were ignored doesn’t make this a case of religious harassment, the court found.

Here’s the key language: “That an employee occasionally may be confronted at work with religious beliefs or practices different from and offensive to his own does not make out a claim for a religiously hostile work environment.”

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