Should employers be forced to accept the observance of religious rituals that could affect the bottom line of the business? The answer to this question is complicated. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, employers are...more
A recent survey by the Pew Research Center reports that 58% of Americans say that religion is very important in their lives and 76% of Americans say that prayer is an important part of their daily lives. The survey also...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.
California Minimum Wage Reaches New High -
California employers should brace themselves to shell out higher wages with the state set to raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour by 2016.
Currently, the state...more
'Look Policy' to Accommodate Muslims Wearing Hijab -
SAN FRANCISCO - Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to pay $71,000 and to change its policies to settle two separate religious discrimination lawsuits...more
Laurinburg Companies Unlawfully Fired Pentecostal Employee for Refusing to Wear Pants, Federal Agency Charges -
LAURINBURG, NC - Scottish Food Systems, Inc. and Laurinburg KFC Take Home, Inc., two North Carolina...more
Imane Boudlal filed suit in August against the Walt Disney Company, alleging religious discrimination because the company refused to allow her to wear a hijab, a Muslim head scarf, while at work. Ms. Boudlal, a naturalized...more
As a resource to our clients, the Labor, Employment and Workplace Safety team at K&L Gates has summarized major legislative changes and key cases affecting employers in 2013 in certain key states in which we...more