Two employees recently voiced concerns about an employer-mandated dress code, and the EEOC backed up their religious bias claims. Here’s how a uniform requirement resulted in two firings and a lawsuit. Requested an accommodation Two employees at a Kroger grocery store in Arkansas were informed they’d need to wear an embroidered rainbow heart logo on […]
A medical practice and the physician who ran it have been hit with a $375,000 judgment in a federal lawsuit that accused the defendants of subjecting employees to a religiously hostile work environment. The suit also said the defendants retaliated against employees who objected to required religious practices. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accused […]
The latest legal triumphs for Muslim employees show how pigheadedness regarding religious accommodation requests is an expensive mistake.
Four recent bias cases should be pretty vexing to HR pros. In two, the alleged victims were given some pretty unusual (and, in at least one case, very large) awards. In the others, the claims against employers will have you banging your head against a wall.
The current price of an employee lawsuit alleging religious discrimination? Right around $600k.
It’s certainly no secret that age bias claims are on the rise. So here’s a reminder to managers: Calling an older employee “pops” and “old man” — and harassing him to the point where he quits his job — might not work out that well in the long run.
Federal courts haven’t exactly been clear on what qualifies as an “adverse action” on an employer’s part when it come to retaliation claims. So a recent ruling in Connecticut comes as good news.
When it comes to accommodating religious needs, employers often have to be lenient to avoid trouble. But a recent case complicated the matter when a candidate’s request for an accommodation directly interfered with the job requirements. Request posed hardships Mitche Dalberiste, a Seventh Day Adventist, applied for a technician position at GLE Associates, which entailed […]
Just how much leeway does a manager get to discuss his religious beliefs in the workplace? Judging by a recent court ruling, a lot.
National origin and religion are highly sensitive topics in American culture and politics these days. And the workplace is no exception — check out these two recent cases from the EEOC.
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