Bill Barring Bias Over Religious Garb Sent To Calif. Governor

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT) -- A bill specifying that California's anti-discrimination laws apply to religious dress and grooming and heightening the standard an employer must meet to show that it cannot accommodate an employee's religious needs has been sent to the state's governor, the bill's author said Tuesday.

A.B. 1964, known as the Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012, not only provides that religious dress and grooming 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...
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