The Rise Of Employee Religious Discrimination Claims

Law360, New York (October 17, 2017, 11:58 AM EDT) -- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin and religion. While the first four categories often dominate the news headlines and court dockets, the fifth category — religion — should not be underestimated.    

Possibly due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 Abercrombie decision — a religious accommodation case — or the increasing focus on immigration laws and the challenges faced by people of different religions and ethnicities seeking to assimilate into the U.S., many employers are seeing an increase in requests for religious accommodations, as...
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