Bloomberg Law
July 6, 2020, 9:42 PM

Religious Accommodation Reviews on Contractor Watchdog’s Radar

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

Businesses that have contracts with the federal government can expect the Labor Department to specifically audit their efforts to provide religious and disability accommodations to workers, according to the agency’s top contractor watchdog official.

The agency will be considering “accommodations-focused reviews,” which will “look at both disabilities accommodations and religious accommodations,” Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Craig Leen said during a virtual event on Monday. The agency’s general audits analyze federal contractors’ hiring and pay practices for statistical indicators of race or sex discrimination, as well as their outreach and recruitment efforts.

The agency, under Leen’s direction, has ...

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