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Case: Discrimination/Religious Accommodation (5th Cir.)

Jan. 14, 2020, 8:57 PM

The City of Leander, Texas, didn’t fail to accommodate a firefighter’s religious rights when it fired him after he refused to receive required vaccinations or to accept the city’s offers to either remain a firefighter and wear a respirator throughout his shift or to transfer to a code enforcement position that wouldn’t require vaccinations. He could’ve continued as a firefighter without violating his right to freely exercise his religion by accepting the respirator accommodation, the new position came with the same salary and benefits as his former position, the city wasn’t required to grant his preferred accommodation of wearing a...

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