Is it ok to discuss my religious beliefs in the workplace?


As a general rule, you should be able to freely discuss your religious beliefs with your colleagues in the workplace as part of normal water-cooler conversation. Remember though, your employer has the right to give lawful and reasonable directions about your conduct in the workplace – after all, your primary responsibility at work is to do your work and to provide reasonable services to your employer. There are general protections under the Fair Work Act for people of faith in the workplace. These protections vary depending on which State or Territory you live in Australia, as does protections under Anti-Discrimination legislation. If you think your religious rights have been breached in the workplace then you should contact a lawyer for specific legal advice.