Archive for: religious accommodation

Beren Academy boys hoops coach Chris Cole still hopeful TAPPS reschedules state semifinal to accommodate Sabbath | Dallas Morning News

  EXCERPT: HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas agency has turned down a request by an Ortho­dox Jew­ish school in Hous­ton to resched­ule a cham­pi­onship game poten­tially involv­ing its boys’ bas­ket­ball team because the game time falls dur­ing the Sab­bath. The Beren Acad­emy advanced to the semi­fi­nals in the Texas Asso­ci­a­tion of Pri­vate and Parochial Schools’ 2A tour­na­ment with a 23–5 record and was scheduled […]


GOP to Consider Accommodating Saturday Sabbath Observers in Nevada Primaries

In the Repub­li­can pri­maries this year, there is a bright spot for reli­gious free­dom and diver­sity. Amy Tarkan­ian, the state GOP chair­woman told The Asso­ciate Press that she has asked the Repub­li­can National Com­mit­tee to weigh in on whether the reli­gious vot­ers should be accom­mo­dated by mov­ing their vot­ing to Sat­ur­day night, or moved for­ward to Feb­ru­ary 2. Casino titan and Republican […]


When work and religion collide

When work and religion collide

Because reli­gious beliefs are pro­tected and there is a more diverse work­force, reli­gious accom­mo­da­tion issues have increased. This arti­cle was writ­ten by orig­i­nally pub­lished in the July 19, 2009 Zanesville Times­Recorder and is reprinted here with the per­mis­sion of the author. By Jim Evans This is not your father’s work­place. A snap­shot of today’s work­force looks dra­mat­i­cally dif­fer­ent than it did a gen­er­a­tion ago. Our workplaces […]


OUTRAGE IN COLORADO: More than 100 Muslims Fired When They Protest Employer’s Policy Prohibiting Prayer Breaks (NPR)

Gree­ley, Col­orado — Last month, more than 100 Soma­lis were fired for walk­ing off the job after the com­pany refused to let them take breaks to pray at sun­set dur­ing the Mus­lim hol­i­day month of Ramadan. They are in the process of fil­ing a class-action law­suit against the company.


EEOC issues New Guidelines on Religious Discrimination

EEOC issues New Guidelines on Religious Discrimination

Thanks to the tire­less efforts of many the United States Equal Employ­ment Oppor­tu­nity Com­mis­sion has released new guide­lines that make clearer rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing work­place reli­gious dis­crim­i­na­tion and accom­mo­da­tion of reli­gious prac­tices.  The full guide­lines, avail­able at http://​www​.eeoc​.gov/​p​o​l​i​c​y​/​d​o​c​s​/​r​e​l​i​g​i​o​n​.​h​tml , are remark­able in that the EEOC has clar­i­fied def­i­n­i­tions and pro­vided clear exam­ples of pro­hib­ited con­duct that can be used in eval­u­at­ing cases.   […]