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EEOC Updates COVID-19 Religious Accommodation Guidance

One of the more challenging issues for employers seeking to roll out mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies has been the administration of requests for religious accommodations. Just before the new OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing was announced, the EEOC issued a new update to its Technical Assistance on COVID-19 that …

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Employers Beware: EEOC Files Pandemic Related Remote Work Lawsuit

Last month, the EEOC filed a first of its kind lawsuit in federal court in Georgia based on an employer’s denial of an accommodation request to work from home. In the suit, the employee, a former health and safety manager at a facility services company, alleged that at the start of the pandemic, she requested …

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An Employer’s Duty to Reasonably Accommodate

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that an employer, “may not escape liability under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) for failing to perform its duty to provide accommodation simply because it did not fire, demote or take another form of adverse action against the employee.” While this holding is limited to the …

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