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Anonymous asked: You've probably lived a happy life and have never encountered this situation before, but... How would you deal with a religious gang-mentality in the workplace once your co-workers have discovered that you're not a Jesus-kisser? I'm talking about verbal harassment, and people spreading all manner of lies (devil-worshiper, child-molester, rapist, crook etc.) behind your back. And right up the ladder to and including supervisors and bosses. To the point where you're treated quite unequally.
Thankfully I can say I have never run in to a situation like that. It sounds like it would be quite frustrating and quite difficult to deal with. I’ve only worked for a few different companies in my life but all of them had an HR department that would take this type of issue very seriously. This is not only discrimination but it is harassment and is not something you should tolerate in the work place.
I would absolutely speak to someone in your HR department if possible. They are the ones most responsible for handling these kind of issues and should treat it very seriously. If for some reason they refuse to treat it seriously personally I would continue to escalate the issue and even consider talking to a lawyer. No one should have to tolerate that type of treatment in the work place and there are options to try to put a stop to it.
Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself. No one wants to cause problems with their work but it appears as if there are already major issues for you. I wish you the best of luck. Don’t be afraid to stand up and demand your rights, they are in the wrong in this situation, not you.