The Dangers of Coincidental Timing

By Rose McCaffrey Just as the employer had to make a decision about an employee’s request for an accommodation of a religious practice, the employee failed to complete his IRS Form I-9. In a recent case, the employer hired a sales representative, but the new employee wanted to keep his second job as a church […]

Feuding Officer of Family Business Not an Employee

By Sarah Peace A family member might not be a Title VII “employee” of a closely held family business. The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals recently dismissed a Title VII claim against a family-owned business for religious discrimination. Mariotti v. Mariotti Building Products, Inc., No. 11-3148 (3d Cir. April 29, 2013). The plaintiff served […]