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Employees' Religious Beliefs In Health Care Settings

Law360 (November 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In recent years, most of the attention to religious discrimination in the workplace has centered around Islamic religious practices.

Not surprisingly, the EEOC reported seeing a spike in discrimination claims by Muslim employees after 9/11. The cases produced by this surge in religious discrimination claims continue to percolate through the court system today.

In June, a federal jury in Arizona awarded a Muslim woman $288,000 after she was fired, four months after the 9/11 attacks, for wearing a head scarf during Ramadan.[1]

The court concluded that...
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