Attorneys React To High Court's EEOC v. Abercrombie Ruling

Law360, New York (June 1, 2015, 7:30 PM EDT) -- On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. that in order to prevail on a disparate treatment claim, a job applicant only has to show that her need for a religious accommodation was a motivating factor in the employer's decision, not that the employer had knowledge of the need. Here, attorneys tell Law360 why the decision is significant.

George Abele, Paul Hastings LLP

“In deciding EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, the court concluded that Title VII focuses on motives, not knowledge. But as the court impliedly acknowledged in Footnote 3, it will be difficult...

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