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Employer-Mandated Fingerprinting May be Religious Discrimination

Posted in Civil Rights, Discrimination, Reasonable Accommodation, Religious Discrimination, Retaliation, Terminations, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Workplace Policies
Sincerely believing that fingerprinting is “the mark of the devil” may be enough to sue your employer for religious discrimination and retaliation in federal district court. On Monday, October 30th, Western District of Pennsylvania Judge Kim R. Gibson issued an Order declining to dismiss such a lawsuit at the initial, pleadings stage of litigation. The… Continue Reading

Trick or Treat: Can Employers Face Liability for Celebrating Halloween in the Workplace?

Posted in Religious Discrimination, Wage & Hour, Workplace Policies
Halloween celebrations in the workplace can be a treat for employees but the trick is in the employer’s execution. Costumes present a particularly tricky issue because well-intentioned “creativity” can quickly deteriorate into an employee relations nightmare. Employers should also be mindful that employees must have the option not to participate because certain religions prohibit the… Continue Reading

Roll Out the Red Carpet: What Employers Need To Know About Dress Code Policies To Avoid Being Nominated for a Lawsuit

Posted in Religious Discrimination, Workplace Policies
The Oscars are synonymous with fashion with viewers critically evaluating red carpet looks to determine their picks for the best-dressed list. But what happens when employers turn that critical eye to the slightly less glamorous realm of employee work attire? Although employers generally have the right to adopt dress code and grooming policies to convey… Continue Reading