This week the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that we have previously reported on that was filed against Abercrombie & Fitch.  In that case, a Muslim teenager applied for a job and was denied the job because she wore a head scarf which the hiring manager believed did not coincide with

On September 9th we wrote about a new EEOC religious discrimination lawsuit which it filed in Denver against JetStream Ground Services.  “The EEOC alleges that JetStream refused to hire or utilize numerous female Muslims to clean aircraft cabins, even though many had been doing this for years. The alleged reason – they requested an accommodation

Chalk up another direct hit for the EEOC – one more ADA lawsuit filed against a health care provider.  Feel free to go back to our numerous posts about health care providers being a favorite target for the EEOC when it comes to disability suits.

We have dubbed this exercise by the EEOC “like

Employers should embrace this mantra – “Beauty Lies In Diversity,” and not run from it.  It may sound “politically correct,” which to some is anathema, but it will prevent many claims of discrimination, and as studies tell us, it is good for business!

On July 29, 2011, we reported on an Oklahoma jury which awarded

Question: When will employers and/or their trusted HR people and advisors learn the law about accommodation for religious beliefs?  Answer:  Only after they get sued.

We have harangued employers since we started our blog about the necessity of accommodating employees who are required by their religion to wear certain clothes or other adornments as long

We have written much about accommodating employees who are required by their religion to wear certain clothes or other adornments as long as this does not cause an undue hardship to the employer.  On April 29, 2012 we discussed the increase in the number of Muslims filing charges and lawsuits alleging employment discrimination on the basis

There have been a couple of major legal matters just reported that relate to dress, tattoos or grooming habits in the workplace and the impact of Title VII.   On May 15th we wrote a long blog about whether workplace prohibitions relating to dress, tattoos or grooming habits violate Title VII. See also our blog of