U.S. High Court Clarifies Showing Necessary For Denying Religious Accommodation

Mealey's (June 29, 2023, 11:48 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requirement that employers show “undue hardship” when denying employees’ requested religious accommodations “means what it says, and courts should resolve whether a hardship would be substantial in the context of an employer’s business in the common-sense manner that it would use in applying any such test,” a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 29, vacating a Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals’ ruling for the postmaster general in a worker’s religious accommodation case and remanding for further proceedings....

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