Religious discrimination at work

  1. There is no right to a two hour lunch break. If they choose not to attend a team building exercise such as a Christmas lunch, then they don't get to have the time back elsewhere.

  2. Playing Christmas themed games isn't even vaguely a religious activity so I doubt it even comes close to what any reasonable person would consider discrimination.

  3. The lunch would have to basically be a full on two hour mass with group prayer and maybe the eucharist for this to be discrimination! So long as your friend is not forced to indulge in practices (religious or otherwise) that are against their religion there is no issue here. Bear in mind that almost everything the average workplace does for Christmas in no way involves Christian worship and similarly in no way violates the practices of non-Christian religions any more than anything else likely to go on at a works lunch in June.

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  5. as long as they don't expect any different treatment if they celebrate Eid by fasting or likewise other religious occasions that require prayer time etc then yes they are being discriminated against.

  6. From a legal/workplace perspective I don't think their expectations about unrelated events would (or should) be a factor either way. Legally something either is or isn't discrimination and that won't be dependent on anyone's expectations.

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