Most employers think any support of a spiritual or religious activity at work is prohibited. Not so. What is prohibited is partiality of one employee or group because of religion. What does that mean? It means that if the employer sets the rules of a religiously motivated meeting, such as a scripture study group, to insure no discrimination, then the meeting is permitted by law. So, if an employee declines to attend, that decision is not to be met with threats of either human or divine retribution. Finally, if a group of wiccans want equal treatment in access and use of facilities, or allocation of time for a meeting, they are to be given equal treatment with any other group, including traditional Christian mainstream believers.

To state the obvious, the employer can set reasonable limits to assure such meetings do not interfere with normal work operations and productivity. Why would an employer allow these employee meetings? The result is often employee appreciation, and greater productivity.

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