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Houses of worship and other religious agencies that do not accept tax funds have the right to hire only members of their own faith for certain positions. Secular employers, however, must abide by federal civil rights laws. They may not discriminate on the basis of religion. Private companies have no right to require that employees take part in religious events as a condition of employment. Broadly speaking, private employers should make reasonable accommodations to employees’ religious needs.

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February 2015 Church & State

Persecution Complex

It's Enshrined In The First Amendment, But Religious Freedom Is A Principle Some Groups Still Have To Fight For

December 2014 Church & State

Apocalypse Now?

Religious Right Groups Say The Supreme Court's Refusal To Hear Marriage Equality Cases Will Spell The End Of Western Civilization

November 2014 Church & State

Get Disentangled!

Houses of Worship Must Learn That Caesar's Coins Came With Controls