HA 545 UNIT 8 DISCUSSION Multiculturalism and Diversity Case Study Religious Prayer
You have recently hired a new employee who is skilled and experienced and has a Muslim background. He has requested he be granted time to conduct his prayer duty which is 5 times a day and a place to do it.
Current policy allows employees 2 fifteen minute breaks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. A 30 minute lunch period. Your company does recognize Easter, Hanukkah, and Christmas.
What should you do, given current practices and policy that will not precipitate problems with the remaining staff?
As much as it may sound warranting negotiation, your employees are still entitled to the breaks that were agreed upon and included in their employment agreements before anything else. Any changes to current rest and meal break rights must be agreed with employees and a settlement thereof settled at to ward of resistance and rebellion