The lens and ciliary muscle are connected by a 360-degree series of fibers (called ciliary zonules) that extend from the ciliary muscle to the thin lens capsule (or "bag") that encloses the lens.The ciliary muscle, ciliary zonules and lens capsule keep the lens suspended in its proper position inside the eye for clear vision.As companies diversify and the workplace expands to include people from various backgrounds, cultural differences among employees will become more prevalent.Cultural differences can encompass everything from religious observances to personal habits to clothing.Nevertheless, it is in the best interest of a company to develop an understanding of its employees’ backgrounds and to try, when possible, to accommodate all workers, not just the majority.
However, the resources available at the site can also be used for other purposes.
Minehan indicates that employers should become educated about Islam, and she recommends obtaining a copy of CAIR’s publication “An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices.” The publication itself is not currently available through the CAIR (the Council on American Islamic-Relations) website, but, according to a spokesperson for CAIR, online ordering will be available in the near future.
Meanwhile, email contact information is available online, and employers can currently purchase the booklet, which costs .00 plus .00 shipping and handling, by telephoning (202) 488-8787. The Need For Observance Although most companies have standard holidays, there are days of observance specific to individual religions.
A recent article by Maureen Minehan at HRWire points out that, from 1994 to 2000, the number of Muslims affiliated with mosques in the United States increased from 500,000 to 2 million.
She indicates that the total number of Muslims in the U.
An employer’s ability to meet the individual requirements of a staff member may be dictated by any number of factors, including the type of position and the workplace itself.