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    How common is it against an atheist?

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    What has Google to say on the matter, for example?
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    I've personally never been in a workplace where the issue of religious stance was discussed. At work I have become friends with people who turn out to be pentacostal, muslim, hindi, catholic and jewish as well as atheist and apatheist. That's always been a somewhat "and also" extra thing. We have usually engaged more over programming theory and techniques, role playing games, and one friend who obnoxiously goes on and on about those "feminists".
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    What has Google to say on the matter, for example?
    Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have Jewish backgrounds and apparently aren't very religious. Is that what you mean?

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    What has Google to say on the matter, for example?
    Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have Jewish backgrounds and apparently aren't very religious. Is that what you mean?
    No, I thought the OP might have offered more content to start the topic.
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    No, I thought the OP might have offered more content to start the topic.
    Oh ok. I don't think it's much of a problem here, as religion isn't really that relevant to a workplace and most Aussies are pretty much laid back about it anyway.

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    No, I thought the OP might have offered more content to start the topic.
    Oh ok. I don't think it's much of a problem here, as religion isn't really that relevant to a workplace and most Aussies are pretty much laid back about it anyway.
    Oh, there are workplaces, but fortunately they tend to discriminate in initial hiring, so the matter of an atheist among discriminatory believers wouldn't happen often.

    Now watch somebody come up with an anecdote.
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    I've got one in the kitchen somewhere. For emergencies.
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    Ok I am new to this forum and this is an older thread.

    Religion is a protected attribute in Australian workplace law. That means the employer is prohibited from discriminating against and disadvantaging a person because of their religion.

    In addition if the employer does not actively discriminate but does not have policies and procedures in place to actively prevent other employees from bullying or harassing (separate offences in the law) then the employees guilty of the offence and the employer can be held accountable ( and financially liable) by the Tribunal if a complaint is made and upheld.

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    Quote Cloud Shouter said View Post
    Ok I am new to this forum and this is an older thread.

    Religion is a protected attribute in Australian workplace law. That means the employer is prohibited from discriminating against and disadvantaging a person because of their religion.

    In addition if the employer does not actively discriminate but does not have policies and procedures in place to actively prevent other employees from bullying or harassing (separate offences in the law) then the employees guilty of the offence and the employer can be held accountable ( and financially liable) by the Tribunal if a complaint is made and upheld.
    Unless you work for a religious organisation, or would like to, in which case they are exempt.

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