• U.S. Supreme Court Rules Employers Must Accommodate Religious Employees and Employment Applicants Even Without Request for Accommodation
  • June 24, 2015 | Author: Lena-Kate Ahern
  • Law Firm: Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP - Quincy Office
  • On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. clarifying employer obligations with regard to religious discrimination. The Court held that employers need not have actual knowledge of an employee’s or applicant’s religious belief or practice in order to be liable for religious discrimination under Title VII. Unconfirmed suspicion of the possible need for a religious accommodation, the Court found, was sufficient to hold an employer liable under Title VII.