Category Archives: Religious Discrimination

Supreme Court Weighs Balance Between Religious Freedom and LGBTQ Rights

In November 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving the balance between sincere religious beliefs and laws protecting LGBTQ rights. While the court has ruled that federal laws protect LGBTQ individuals against employment discrimination, the line between religious freedom and discrimination remains blurred.  It remains to be seen whether the […]

EEOC Proposes Updates to Guidance on Religious Discrimination

In November 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced proposed updated guidance on religious discrimination. The update addresses several matters and describes ways in which Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII ) protects individuals from religious discrimination. Because the proposed guidance does not have the full force and […]

Lipsky Lowe LLP discusses a recent complaint of religious discrimination filed by a Muslim employee against the New York DMV.

New York DMV Discriminates Against Muslims, Says Employee

A Muslim employee has filed a discrimination complaint against the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The employee claims that his request for an accommodation to participate in religious prayers on Friday afternoons was unfairly denied by the DMV.  The Backdrop The complaint, filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations-New York in October, […]

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