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What Can Employers Learn from Kroger’s Religious Accommodation Litigation?
What Can Employers Learn from Kroger’s Religious Accommodation Litigation?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit this month accusing grocery giant The Kroger Company of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The suit stems from Kroger’s alleged refusal to accommodate two former Christian employees, aged 72 ...

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  • Midwest High Court: Religious Employers May Discriminate Against—But Not Abuse—Their Employees

    Sandor Demkovich was a music director at a suburban Chicago Catholic church before he was fired from his position in 2014 after just two years of ...

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  • When Parents Are Asked to Be Teachers, the FFCRA Might Help

    As we approach the end of August, many schools around the country are beginning to open. Some school districts have decided to remain fully remote or ...

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    This year marks the 26th anniversary of National Black Business Month , devoted to supporting and celebrating black-owned businesses across the ...

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