Religious discrimination cases are raising thorny legal issues
“Skirts, hair follicles, the flu, dreadlocks and the Mark of the Beast — say what? Do these things have anything in common — and in an employment-law article?
They all involve employee religious beliefs or practices. We are in a period right now where religious discrimination cases are dominating headlines – indeed, where religious rights are frequently being weighed and balanced against other rights, including, of course, employers’ rights.
Hair follicles and the flu? Huh? Religious discrimination?
As I’ve noted for a long time, the workplace is a microcosm of society. And religion is always a hot-button topic. So put the two together …”