Tag: religious discrimination

Employer Did Not Violate Title VII By Firing Employee For Wearing a Nose Ring

A Federal court in Florida has ruled that a Subway restaurant did not violate Title VII by firing an employee because she wore a nose ring, rejecting a claim by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for injunctive relief and punitive damages.  Click here to read the court’s decision in EEOC v. Papin Enters. Inc.  Subway has … Continue Reading

EEOC Updates Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination

Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its compliance manual on religious discrimination.  This update is timely:  according to EEOC statistics, there were 2,880 religious discrimination charges filed with the EEOC in 2007, up nearly 12% from 2006.  Want more guidance?  The EEOC also has this handy Q&A sheet on religious discrimination laws. … Continue Reading
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