Forbes magazine posted an article called “Religion in the Workplace: What Managers Need to Know.” The author noted that religious discrimination claims have increased 50% over the last 15 years.
Since many business schools have labeled religion as a taboo subject, many managers have little in practical guidance on how best to navigate this growing area of conflict. The overarching conclusion of the author centered on “respect.”
Lawsuits often happen when someone’s religious views are disrespected.
Romans 13:7 teaches, “Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”
If we learn to take serious someone else’s religious beliefs and show respect as someone made in God’s image, there will likely be fewer legal disputes.