Religion

THE SUPREME COURT EXPANDS RELIGIOUS-SCHOOL EXEMPTION FROM CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS

In May 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled that two elementary school teachers at religious schools could not pursue their claims of age and disability discrimination.  The court found that employees such as teachers who hold important positions cannot sue their employers because of the First Amendment’s freedom of religion clauses. In Our Lady …

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EEOC: Applicants’ Religious Beliefs Must Be Considered

EEOC: Applicants’ Religious Beliefs Must Be Considered A recent settlement agreement between United Parcel Service (UPS) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) serves as a reminder that accommodating job applicants’ religious beliefs supersedes an organization’s appearance policy in most cases, even when the job’s role is public-facing. UPS agreed to pay $4.9 million …

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