As faith is intersecting work on a more regular basis, employers, employees and individuals are trying to understand how this applies to their place of work, their life and their work life.
For employers and employees, the legal web of religion in the workplace can be confusing, intimidating or empowering depending upon your point of view and knowledge of the subject matter.
Most people refrain from any overt religious expression because they don’t know that both the employer and the employee have religious protection and rights under the law. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.
Since the 1980’s, spirituality has begun to move into the workplace as people seek to integrate their faith and work to fulfill a desire to live an integrated holistic life. Dozens of companies from Coca Cola to Microsoft are becoming “faith friendly” allowing groups to meet for Bible study or to discuss ethics from a religious perspective. As employers and employees understand how to balance the personal needs of the employees with the needs of the employer, they will find that it is good for everyone.
The 10 Legal Commandments are a practical application of the law at work in a Christ-like manner. The Legal Q&A is a video library that will address the most commonly asked questions about living out one's faith at work.
Saddleback Church is not dispensing nor endorsing legal advice and is not responsible for how this material is used. These resources are here to help you understand how faith and work mix from a legal perspective and what is permissible as you live out your faith at work.