- Oxford Library of Psychology
- The Oxford Handbook of Workplace Discrimination
- About the Editors
- Subtle Discrimination in the Workplace: Individual-Level Factors and Processes
- Group-Based Experiences of Discrimination: Moving Beyond Cognitive Theories
- Organizations, Employment Discrimination, and Inequality
- Employment Discrimination as Unethical Behavior
- Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
- Racial Discrimination in Organizations
- Persons With (dis)Abilities
- Age Discrimination at Work: A Review of the Research and Recommendations for the Future
- Religious Group Discrimination
- Immigrants in the Workplace: Stereotyping and Discrimination
- LGBT Workers
- Family Responsibilities and Career Outcomes: Discriminatory and Nondiscriminatory Explanations
- Modern Discrimination
- Discrimination in Employment Settings
- A Primer on Equal Employment Opportunity Law and Contemporary Enforcement
- Legal Consciousness, Mobilization, and Discrimination Disputes at Work
- International Perspective
- Measuring and Defining Discrimination
- Individual Outcomes of Discrimination in Workplaces
- Impact on Perpetrators
- Impact on Organizations
- A Stigma Lens for Considering What Targets Can Do
- What Can Allies Do?
- Organizational Remedies for Discrimination
- How Much Has America Changed in 50 Years?: An Organizational Psychologist’s Take on Social Justice Progress Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Can Scholarly Works on Discrimination Make a Practical Difference?
- Moving Forward from Inequality and Discrimination: Historical Global Perspectives
- Looking Forward: What Lies Ahead in Employment Discrimination Research?
- In Conclusion: Workplace Discrimination in Context
Abstract and Keywords
According to the laws of many countries, religion is a protected class and religious discrimination in the workplace on the basis of one’s religion is prohibited. However, due to various factors (e.g., sociopolitical events, increases in religious diversity), religious discrimination claims have been on the rise since the early 2000s, thus necessitating the need for researchers and practitioners alike to gain a deeper understanding of religious discrimination in the workplace. Consequently, the purpose of this chapter is to review the workplace religious discrimination literature. The chapter highlights why religion has come to be a stigmatized characteristic in the work context, how it is unique in regard to other protected classes such as race and gender, and what are the specific contributors of workplace religious discrimination. It also offers several directions for future areas of research and practical implications for managers.
Sonia Ghumman Shidler College of Business University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI, USA
Ann Marie Ryan Department of Psychology Michigan State University East Lansing, MI, USA
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