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Supreme Court Nixes Religious Bias Claim for Walgreens Denying Saturdays-Off Request

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Walgreens, turning away an appeal by a fired former Florida employee of the pharmacy chain who asked not to work on Saturdays for religious reasons as a member of the …

Michigan Franchise Operator Sued for not Providing Religious Accommodation

Sleneem Enterprises LLC, a franchise operator of Tim Horton’s CafĂ© and Bake Shop in Romulus, Mich., has been sued by federal officials for allegedly failing to provide religious accommodation to an employee. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission …

U.S. Employers Taking Steps to Help Muslims Feel Safer at Work

More U.S. employers are taking steps to make Muslims feel accepted and safe at work, as their faith comes under scrutiny with the rise in terror attacks and calls by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for a ban on …

Supreme Court to Review Religious Groups’ Claims Over Obamacare Birth Control Benefit

The U.S. Supreme Court scheduled a new showdown over Obamacare and religious rights, agreeing to hear contentions by faith-based groups that they shouldn’t have to facilitate what they consider to be immoral insurance coverage for contraceptives. The case, which centers …

Abercrombie Settles Religious Discrimination Case After Supreme Court Ruling

Following a Supreme Court ruling in June against it, clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch’s has settled a religious discrimination case over its refusing to hire a Muslim woman who insisted on wearing a headscarf that the clothing retailer said violated …

What Supreme Court’s Head Scarf Ruling Means for Employers

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Abercrombie & Fitch Co. can be sued for denying employment to a woman wearing a head scarf will compel companies large and small to brush up on the nuances of bias and do more …

Supreme Court Backs Muslim Woman’s Job Bias Claim Over Head Scarf

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who filed a lawsuit after she was denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for …