Bill Barring Bias Over Religious Garb Clears Calif. Assembly

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 9:14 PM EDT) -- The California State Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill that would specify that the state's anti-discrimination laws apply to religious clothing and hairstyles, and heightens the standard an employer must meet to show that it cannot accommodate an employee's religious needs.

A.B. 1964, known as the Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012, not only provides that religious attire and hairstyles are protected religious observances under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act, but also clarifies that giving an employee job duties out of the public eye is...
To view the full article, register now.