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Allow employees to take religious holidays without utilizing annual time
New York City is home to many minorities who observe a variety of faiths. Those who are observant and take a variety of days off throughout the year should be able to do so without utilizing annual time. If certain holidays are currently official and serve as days off, it would be tremendously helpful if that criteria was expanded to include a multitude of faiths. Alternatively, can employees work the currently mandatory off days and utilize the time to cover their respective holidays?
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I do not think the current work calendar is religion neutral, but you are pointing out a very real issue with my proposal. I also do not think non-religious workers should have to cover for religious workers and that may be the flaw that essentially makes the proposal untenable.
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