Bloomberg Law
Nov. 9, 2020, 9:56 PM

EEOC to Update Religious Bias Guidance With High Court Precedent

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission approved changes to its workplace religious discrimination guidance to account for recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on religious defenses and accommodations, teeing it up for White House review.

The agency’s compliance manual, which is legally non-binding guidance, hasn’t been updated since 2008 to reflect numerous high court decisions related to religious discrimination, according to EEOC legal counsel Andrew Maunz. Agency commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of the proposed changes along party lines, with Republicans in favor.

The update will take into account the 2014 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., as ...

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