Music aficionados will recall an Irving Berlin sonnet “Easter Parade” from the 1940s which proclaims to “put on an Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it” to celebrate the Easter Parade. Celebrations and religious events often involve hats and head garb. 826 more words
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The EEOC recently published a question-and-answer guidance (“Guidance”) regarding religious garb and grooming in the workplace. The EEOC, through the Guidance, states that, in most instances, employers covered by Title VII must make exceptions to their usual rules or preferences to permit applicants and employees to follow their religious dress and grooming practices. 300 more words
When Vanessa Willock wanted an Albuquerque photographer to shoot her same-sex commitment ceremony in 2006, she contacted Elane Photography. The response came as a shock: Co-owner Elaine Huguenin said she only worked on “traditional weddings.” 667 more words
Yesterday, we shared with you the story of a new Planet Fitness member who was asked to cover up because her belly-baring tank top was too revealing… 259 more words
The Salvation Army has settled a lawsuit brought a decade ago by now-former employees who accused the U.S. charity of pressuring them to follow its religious mission while they worked on government-funded social service projects.
In recent years, the number of complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) regarding religious discrimination has dramatically increased. According to the EEOC, there were 1,709 complaints of religious discrimination in 1997 and 3,721 complaints in 2013. 517 more words