The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has clarified how Title VII of the Civil Rights Act applies to religious employers and organizations in its newly revised Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination.
Illinois employers covered by the Illinois Human Rights Act and seeking to advise employees of their right to seek accommodations based on religion should consider including this model policy statement in their handbook.
This briefing for supervisors examines the law and best practices for supervisors when it comes to managing religious issues in the workplace such as avoiding religious discrimination, harassment and retaliation, reasonable accommodation of religious beliefs and practices and types of religious accommodations.
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