EEOC’s Attempt to Revisit Undue Hardship Defense Rejected

By Heather Vickles Last year, we reported on EEOC v. JBS USA, LLC No. 8:10CV318 (D. NE.). (Click here to read both blog posts.) The case includes the EEOC’s pattern or practice claim that JBS failed to accommodate its Muslim employees’…
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EEOC Loses 5-Year Battle to Require Muslim Prayer Accommodations PART 2

By Heather Vickles Click here to read Part I of this post. In EEOC v. JBS USA, LLC, 8:10-CV-318 (D. Neb. Oct. 11, 2013), the EEOC claimed that JBS violated Title VII by engaging in a pattern or practice of…
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EEOC Loses 5-Year Battle to Require Muslim Prayer Accommodations PART 1

By Heather Vickles Under Title VII, employers are required to accommodate employees’ religious practices unless to do so would pose an undue hardship. An employer can establish the affirmative defense of undue hardship by showing the requested accommodation would cause…
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