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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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