New York City Council Passes Workplace Religious Freedom Act (Sikhsayaset.net)
The law, called the “Workplace Religious Freedom Act” by supporters, changes the legal standard by which courts review claims of religious workplace discrimination by public and private city employees.
Under current city law, employers are required to make ‘reasonable accommodations’ for the religious practices of their employees. However, employers can bypass this requirement by showing that such accommodations would impose minimal difficulty or expense for the employer’s business. This law will still allow employers to deny religious accommodations, but only by proving that such accommodations would constitute a “significant difficulty or expense.”