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All Items: Religious Discrimination

  • Supreme Court Rules Business Owner Did Not Discriminate in Gay Rights Case

    Date:
    June 6, 2018

    The Supreme Court has ruled that a Colorado bakery owner who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple based on his religious beliefs should not have been found to have violated the state's anti-discrimination law. The Court cited the First Amendment's free exercise of religion guarantee.

  • Mandatory Flu Shot Programs Without Religious Exemptions Targeted by EEOC

    Date:
    January 6, 2017

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employers to reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' sincerely held religious practices, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of their business.

  • EEOC Issues Religious Discrimination Prevention Resource

    Date:
    July 26, 2016

    The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the release of a one-page fact sheet designed to communicate religious discrimination protections to younger workers. In addition, the EEOC will implement changes in the collection of demographic data from individuals who file charges with the agency.

  • Mississippi Religious Freedom Law Blocked, North Carolina Law Tweaked

    Date:
    July 8, 2016

    A federal judge has blocked a controversial Mississippi law that would have allowed individuals and some public officials to deny services to members of the LGBT community. US District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a preliminary injunction blocking the law minutes before it was set to take effect. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is challenging a similar North Carolina law.

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News: HR guidance on how to create and implement policies and practices that prohibit discrimination based on religion and make sure that religious employees and applicants are treated fairly.