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Surge In Religious Cases Leaves Employers Uneasy

Law360 (September 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The trend-bucking growth in cases of religious discrimination on the job should give employers pause when confronted with workers' demands to observe their religious beliefs on the job. But while there are no set of commandments with which bosses can rely when faced with the growing tension between faith and work, the courts are at least instructive, lawyers say.

In the past ten years, the number of religious discrimination complaints to the EEOC has jumped by more than 50%, from 1,709 in 1997 to 2,541 in...
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