Religious Tolerance: Going A Little Too Far
Today I read a religious discrimination story from Suits in the Workplace.
The case discussed involved a manager who hired only people with a close religious bond to him, engaged in office prayer, gave business advantages to his coreligionists, sang religious songs and left religious materials on the plaintiff’s desk. The plaintiff sued for religious discrimination.
What do you think the court said?
Well, note that the plaintiff (who was Jewish) agreed that his manager did not try to convert him, and did not make negative remarks about the Jewish religion.
Given all of these facts, the court ruled against the plaintiff ( Ennis v. Sonitrol Mgmt. Corp., No. 02-CV-9070 (SDNY, Jan.25, 2006)).