Religion in the Workplace
You are the manager of a customer service unit for a large food distributor. Bob has been with the Company for 20 years and is a model employee and an atheist. He works in a small cube adjacent to Mary; another customer service representative, and they report to the same supervisor. Mary recently returned to work from an extended stay in the hospital after being seriously injured in a car accident. Mary told friends that her recovery from this accident was because of divine intervention. Although not overly religious before her accident, Mary has become quite vocal about her life and soul being “saved” by Jesus. She has decorated her cube with religious articles and takes every opportunity to share her “religious awakening” with Bob and other co-workers. Bob has complained to his supervisor about Mary “cramming her religion down my throat every day.”
How should the supervisor handle this matter?