Ronald Ogle worked as a Community Employment Specialist for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (IDWD). On November 10, 2012, he forwarded to his coworkers an email that included a picture of a barbeque restaurant...more
The Supreme Court announced last week that it will hear two cases in which for-profit businesses are challenging the Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) “contraceptive mandate” on freedom of religion grounds. The key issue before...more
In California, Arbitration Agreement Valid Despite Lack of Rules -
Why it matters: California employers scored a victory with the Peng decision, with the court making clear that a procedural error in failing to include...more
On October 2nd, the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that put employees on notice that the Tenth Circuit expects employees to speak up for their rights regarding religious accommodation.
Two recent cases illustrate the importance of training managers to recognize the need to consider accommodation for religious beliefs of employees, and the care with which such requests should be analyzed. Title VII prohibits...more
Sikiru Adeyeye requested approximately four weeks of leave from work to participate in his father’s funeral ceremony in Nigeria. In his request, Adeyeye explained that he had to attend the “funeral rite” and that it was “very...more