EEOC Updates Guidance on Protections for Religious Employers

By John T. Melcon and Bill Wright

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted on January 15, 2021, to finalize long-awaited revisions to its Compliance Manual chapter covering religious discrimination in the workplace and addressing exemptions for religious employers. The revised guidance—last updated in 2008—takes into account recent court decisions and flags a handful of emerging issues.

Read the full advisory here.