Religious diversity in the workplace is fast becoming a hot issue for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Accordingly, the agency answered questions about the application of federal employment discrimination...more
In early March, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released guidance clarifying employer responsibilities in the areas of accommodating religious beliefs and utilizing background checks.
Responding to an increasing number of workplace disputes, last week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidance for employers regarding their obligation to accommodate employees’ religious dress and grooming...more
Religious discrimination charges filed with the EEOC have increased over the years, rising to 3,721 private sector discrimination charges in fiscal year 2013. An EEOC religious discrimination charge resulted in the United...more
On March 6, 2014, in an effort to answer questions about how federal employment discrimination law applies to religious dress and grooming practices, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a...more
Last week, the EEOC issued specific guidance for employers regarding religious accommodation under Title VII. Entitled "Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities," the guidance focuses on the...more
On March 6, 2014, the EEOC issued new guidance (“Guidance”) on employers’ responsibilities with regard to employee religious garb and grooming in the workplace. The guidance covers disparate treatment of individuals with...more
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") recently issued new guidance concerning religious workplace accommodations. The first document, titled Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights...more
On March 6, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") released a new question-and-answer guide and accompanying fact sheet on religious dress and grooming in the workplace, under Title VII of the Civil Rights...more
Practical Guides Will Assist Employers and Employees -
WASHINGTON- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today issued two new technical assistance publications addressing workplace rights and...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
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
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