Tom Luetkemeyer Comments in Bloomberg Law About the Challenge of Employee Religious Accommodation Requests and Discrimination Claims

December 18, 2023

Tom Luetkemeyer was recently quoted in Bloomberg Law discussing employers' ongoing challenges in addressing religious discrimination cases and religious accommodation requests.

Many workers have challenged company policies on religious grounds, including employer diversity programs, anti-bias training, pronoun policies, and COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Some employees also seek religious accommodation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Luetkemeyer noted that "[r]eligious beliefs are very personal and individualized in character. Employers must establish an objective fact that it's not a sincerely held belief."

He added that determining whether a worker's religious belief, observance, or practice is insincere or not religious in nature is "a very difficult thing for an employer to accomplish."

Read the full article.

"Employer Skepticism Mounts as Line Blurs Between Faith, Politics" was published by Bloomberg Law on November 22, 2023.

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