Have you suffered discrimination at work?

Hi - I'm writing an article for the BBC News website on workplace discrimination against atheists. I have seen a few stories on this site about people who felt excluded by their co-workers or even lost their job after expressing their beliefs. I would like to talk to people who have been through such an experience. You can contact me directly - my email is brianwheelerbbc@gmail.com - or share your stories in this forum.

Brian Wheeler

BBC News, Washington

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**Moderator's note: After our initial message of caution to all of you we've had an opportunity to confirm that Mr. Wheeler is indeed who he says he is. Knowing this, we'd like to encourage everyone to please share their stories of discrimination in the workplace with Mr. Wheeler. We shouldn't let the opportunity of a BBC News reporter telling the world the story of very real anti-atheist discrimination pass by! He is on a deadline so you must contact him as soon as you're able to.

(Anyone interested in confirming the legitimacy of this Moderator's note may contact Nelson either on TA or by email.)**

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    Citizen Atheist

    For the first time in my life I have a job that completely accepts me for who I am and what I do and do not believe.  I have even posted my Pastafarian Certificate of Ordination in my classroom, framed.  My boss has needled me a little about it, but has not asked me to remove it.

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      onyango makagutu

      No I haven't been discriminated at work. My colleagues are all religious but among my bosses, one is atheist, some are believers but it is not an issue at work.

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        James Cox

        While I was in school, I and friends would go to the local Catholic church for their soup kitchen, as a way to streach our school loans. I noticed that there were religious tables, and non-religious tables of folks talking. Sometimes it was a free for all or conversations concerning religion, and free thought. Over the years, it became clear that many of the theists could be very irritating, coming over for their monologues, or monopolizing the conversations, a few times coming to blows. The church finally posted a open letter describing soup kitchen policy, ' no preaching or you will be evicted'. It did not stop the theists, but atleast it could be niped in the bud.