What obligations do businesses have when it comes to avoiding religious discrimination?

The Supreme Court is expected to determine that, likely within the next few months. In the meantime, employers can avoid getting sued for religious discrimination by erring on the side of caution. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission protects applicants or employees from being discriminated against due to religious garb and grooming practices, and employers are expected to provide reasonable accommodation for an applicant or employee’s beliefs in regards to their appearance, provided that doing so does not provide “undue hardship” on the business. For all applicants, regardless of religion or appearance, companies should take care to ensure applicants are aware that a job offer is contingent on being able to perform essential job functions and meet conditions such as dress code. If it appears that an applicant may be in need of an exemption, the EEOC agrees that “the employer and the employee should engage in an interactive process to discuss the request” at the point of hire.]]>

You May Also Like

Check out these additional posts from Mind Your Business.

COVID-19 Screening

Plan for Success During COVID-19 Regulations

The economy is slowly reopening after COVID-19 closures, and many business owners are in unfamiliar territory. With the addition of new safety regulations, mounting consumer concerns, and the need to keep employees safe, businesses have huge hurdles to cross before they can reopen. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, business owners need to “keep…
Read More

Business Myth Busters: Should you re-screen current employees?

One and done! For many companies the initial on-boarding background check conducted during the hiring process is the only screening their employees receive. A comprehensive background check is a wise investment before hiring new employees, but should you re-screen your employees later in their career, too? Discover the truth behind re-screening services. Myth: The initial…
Read More
COVID-19 Screening

Protect Your Business and Employees with COVID-19 Screening

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines, safely managing a business is a priority for essential businesses and businesses looking to operate in the future. In response to the need for effective and efficient COVID-19 screening, MYB, Inc. now offers symptom screening services to protect businesses and employees. With over 24 years of experience, MYB, Inc. is…
Read More

Quality and Precise Results, On Time!

Let us know about your screening needs to get a custom quote. We work with businesses big and small as well as the government. Which means we have a package of solutions for your organization as well.