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What Not to Wear: The EEOC Guides Employers on Religious Dress and Grooming Practices

by Elan Cameron On March 6, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released additional guidance on religious accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), specifically on issues of religious garb and grooming in the workplace. The guidance requires employers to make exceptions to their usual workplace policies to […]

Supreme Court Revisits Title VII

by Eileen Lohmann, Online Editor On June 24, the United States Supreme Court handed down rulings in two cases involving employment discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, each of which resulted in a five-to-four decision for the employer. First, in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, a […]

Obama’s Budget Proposes to Shield IRS Whistleblowers from Retaliation

by Ashley Tease Whistleblowers can temporarily rejoice as President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget proposes to protect people who disclose tax evasion to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  A sticking point for lawmakers and lawyers advocating on behalf of persons who report tax cheats to the IRS is the implementation of anti-retaliation protections. In the […]