Great Three-Minute Overview Of Religious Discrimination in Employment

As good a short, (very) concise summary of Title VII’s prohibition against religious discrimination in employment as can be found that is useful for employers is found in Brad Reid’s Huff Post Business “The Blog,” in a three-page piece titled “A Legal Overview of Religious Discrimination in Employment.”

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This is a whirlwind, three-minute course on the subject, in which he discusses topics such what is a religion, the sincerity of belief, examples of such discrimination, the ministerial exception, and the necessary complaint and legal procedures.  He also provides a few short, handy lists which can be snipped out relating to the interactive process required to determine accommodations, and determining reasonable accommodations.

If nothing else, it a quick refresher to read while you sip your first cup of coffee before you go back to the trenches.


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Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]