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DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT

Common Workplace Problems in Different Legal Environments

Matthew W. Finkin, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Takashi Araki, Philipp Fischinger, Roberto Fragale Filho, Andrew Stewart and Bernd Waas

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND THE LAW PROBLEM 5: REQUEST TO PRAY THREE TIMES A DAY About 5 percent of the company’s workforce are of the Muslim faith. They have requested (or demanded) that the work schedule be adjusted to permit them adequate time to pray during work time. (Islam requires the faithful to pray five times a day. It is likely that this will require three “prayer breaks” during a normal shift, but the time consumed in prayer is only a matter of a few minutes.) May the Company reject their demand? What if the work process is continuous and there is an

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Multinational Human Resource Management and the Law

Common Workplace Problems in Different Legal Environments

Matthew W. Finkin, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Takashi Araki, Philipp Fischinger, Roberto Fragale Filho, Andrew Stewart and Bernd Waas

Multinational corporations face considerable complexity in setting the terms and conditions of employment. Differing national laws prevent firms from developing consistent sets of employment policies, but, at the same time, employees are often expected to work closely with colleagues located in many different countries and seek comparable treatment. This critical volume offers a comprehensive analysis of how these contradictory issues are dealt with in five countries – Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan and the United States.