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Archive for the ‘Federal Law’ Category.

 

What is the Definition of an “Undue Hardship” in a Religious Discrimination Lawsuit?

Defining reasonable accommodation and undue hardship are necessary prerequisites to understanding religious accommodation laws.

April 16th, 2024

As an American worker, you may be aware that your employer cannot discriminate against you for religious reasons. If you request an exemption to certain workplace requirements due to religious reasons, your employer may be legally obliged to respect your faith. The word “may” is very important in this context since US employers can avoid Read More


Beards: The Surprising Reason Behind Many Religious Lawsuits

Religious adherents of various faiths continue to face discrimination due to their beards, as one Christian man recently found out.

January 11th, 2024

For the entirety of human civilization, people have been voicing various opinions about beards. The people of Ancient Mesopotamia clearly had an affinity for beards – and various carvings highlight this with clarity. However, some Sumerians eventually started shaving – and the trend continued into Egypt and Ancient Rome. The Romans were the first to Read More


Religious Organizations Face Consequences for Alleged Financial Crimes

Two religious organizations in the U.S. are facing large fines for alleged financial crimes linked to tuition and tithing.

November 28th, 2023

While religious organizations in the United States enjoy many financial freedoms and exceptions, these organizations still run the risk of serious consequences if they operate in an unlawful manner. This was made clear after two religious organizations in the United States were accused of financial crimes.  Christian University Accused of Financial Crimes over Tuition Tuition Read More


Muslims Sue Two of America’s Top Employers for Religious Discrimination

Chipotle and Blackwell Security Services were recently sued by the EEOC for discrimination against Muslims.

November 10th, 2023

While the United States was founded on Christian values, it is not a Christian nation. In fact, the nation’s laws clearly highlight the fact that it has no state religion. This means that while no religion enjoys special treatment under the law, each religion must also be treated equally. And although Christians take the headlines Read More


EEOC Files a Slew of Religious Discrimination Lawsuits

Multiple businesses are facing religious discrimination lawsuits from the EEOC after instituting COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

November 3rd, 2023

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – also known simply as the “EEOC” is responsible for rooting out all forms of discrimination in America’s many workplaces. Although racial or sexual discrimination often makes headlines, religious discrimination is also apparently quite common across the United States. This was made clear after the EEOC recently filed a slew Read More


Southwest Airlines Lawyers Ordered to Undergo “Religious Liberty Training”

An Orthodox Jew Is suing JetBlue after the airline kicked him off the plane for refusing to sit next to a woman.

October 17th, 2023

It should come as no surprise that different judges may rule very differently in religious rights cases. Some may attempt to balance the rights of various religious and non-religious perspectives, while others may be very enthusiastic about defending religious freedom for conservative Christians. Whatever the case may be, decisions are almost always guaranteed to spark Read More


Biden Administration Stops Pushing Gender Transition Care Mandate

Christian doctors have been given a green light to refuse service to trans patients in the state of North Dakota.

July 12th, 2023

The intersection of medical care and religious care has always been somewhat contentious. However, the medical world has a long history of involvement with various religions. The Knights Hospitallers gained fame during the medieval period for building hospitals throughout the known world while also participating in religious and military crusades. Nuns and other religious organizations Read More


Student Forced to Remove Her Eagle Feather

A Native American student is suing her former high school after she was forced to remove an eagle feather during her graduation ceremony.

June 7th, 2023

The United States is home to many religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and many more. But perhaps the “original” religion of the United States is best represented by Native American culture. Native Americans occupied the land long before the European settlers arrived, and they are still engaging in their traditional cultural practices to this day. Read More


Another Worker Sues for Being Forced to Work on Sundays

Defining reasonable accommodation and undue hardship are necessary prerequisites to understanding religious accommodation laws.

May 19th, 2023

You may recall that just a few weeks ago the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of a postal worker who was apparently forced to work on Sundays – despite his religious views. This case has the potential to mark a significant change in US employment law, and the verdict could send shockwaves Read More


Governor of New York Signs Bills Strengthening Support for LGBTQ Seniors

LGBTQ Seniors in New York state will now have greater access to services including mental and physical care, low-cost meals, and caregivers.

December 9th, 2022

Obtaining access to mental and physical care, low-cost meals, caregivers, and other types of support is now easier for LGBTQ seniors in the state of New York. New York’s Governor Hochul signed a regulation into law, which makes New York the most recent state to increase the offering of its services to individuals over the age Read More