Category Archives: Religious Discrimination

Navigating the Holiday Season Minefield with Your Workforce: 6 Essential Tips for Employers

As your company enters the holiday season, it’s important for human resource team members, general counsel and the corporate management to be aware of essential issues that should be addressed proactively to ensure a positive holiday period. The last thing … Continue reading

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Recent Employment Law Jury Verdicts and Settlements (Sept-Oct 2015)

Here’s a roundup of recent employment law jury verdicts and settlements of note to employers from across the United States:

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Federal Jury Award Highlights Importance of Training on Religious Accommodation

On October 22, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a federal jury in Peoria, Illinois has awarded $240,000 to two Somalian‑American Muslims who were fired from their jobs as truck drivers when they refused to transport … Continue reading

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Abercrombie Decision Places Burden on Employers to Avoid ‘Accidental’ Discrimination in Pre-Employment Practices

Employers looking to project their brand through the “look” of their employees take notice: Ignorance of an employee’s need for religious accommodation is not a shield against liability.

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