LOS ANGELES — More than a third of American workers say they have seen or experienced problems with religion not being properly accommodated in the workplace, a newly released survey finds.
The survey, conducted for the secular Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, found the most commonly reported problems included being required to work on a religious holiday, or attending company events that didn’t include kosher, halal or vegetarian meals.
Nearly half of religious workers who were not Christian said they had experienced or witnessed such problems.
Nearly half of white evangelicals responded similarly.
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Atheists were also likely to report problems accommodating religion at work, with 40 percent saying they saw or experienced problems at their jobs.
Less than half of workers surveyed said their workplaces offered flexible hours to accommodate prayer or other kinds of religious observance.
The organization worked with Public Religion Research, an independent research group, to do the survey of more than 2,000 workers in March.