Author Archives: Rodney L. Bean and Kaitlin L. Hillenbrand

SUPREME COURT DECISION LEAVES EMPLOYERS WITH RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION QUESTIONS

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its long-awaited opinion in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., where it addressed questions surrounding the obligation of an employer to make a religious accommodation.  The decision is an important one, so an understanding of what the Court exactly concluded and how its dictates should be adopted for employers on a day-to-day basis is essential.  In order to truly gain that understanding, though, let’s briefly take a bit of a bigger-picture look at the issue of religious accommodation in general first.  Read More »