Demographers say that Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the United States. American Muslims are now found in all sectors of society. This growing Muslim population adds a new dimension to be considered by employers when dealing with issues of multiculturalism and diversity. The information contained in this booklet is designed to assist employers in formulating and implementing policies that will help create a culturally-sensitive workplace environment. It will also serve as a guide to religiously-mandated practices of Muslim employees.

Among the topics that this guide covers:

  • U.S. Laws that protect religious rights in the workplace
  • Daily Prayer
  • Time and Scheduling Considerations
  • Friday Congregational Prayer
  • Holidays
  • Pilgrimage
  • Dietary Requirements
  • Dress and Appearance

CAIR-OK’s Civil Rights Department produces these resources to help employers understand their obligations under federal and state law and to facilitate a mutually beneficial relationship between you and your employer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Civil Rights Director.

If you believe you have been the victim of religious discrimination, click here to file a complaint.

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