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February 12, 2020

More firms boost faith-based support for employees

  • Over the past few decades, most companies have given religion less attention in their diversity/inclusion programs than other categories, such as race or sexual orientation.
  • By DAVID CRARY
    AP National Writer

    NEW YORK — It has become standard practice for U.S. corporations to assure employees of support regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. There's now an intensifying push to ensure that companies are similarly supportive and inclusive when it comes to employees' religious beliefs.

    One barometer: More than 20% of the Fortune 100 have established faith-based employee resource groups, according to an AP examination and there's a high-powered conference taking place this week in Washington aimed at expanding those ranks.


     
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