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Category Archives: Religion discrimination

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An employee may provide evidence to rebut an employer’s undue hardship defense or its evidence of a neutral policy.

Posted in Religion discrimination
“[T]he district court compared [Plaintiff] to similarly situated employees within the same protected class—i.e., those with religious observances.  But, the proper comparators are ‘similarly situated employees outside the protected class.’”  Davis v. Fort Bend County, 2014 WL 4209371 at *6 (5th Cir. 2014) (Prado, J.) (emphasis added) (citing McCoy v. City of Shreveport, 492 F.3d… Continue Reading

The availability of a volunteer to cover an employee’s shift precludes an employer from asserting an undue hardship as a result.

Posted in Religion discrimination
“[P]laintiff arranged for a substitute who voluntarily agreed to work [Plaintiff]’s shift that Sunday…. With a volunteer substitute available, [Defendant] would not have had to incur any cost requiring an employee to substitute for [Plaintiff], nor would [Defendant] necessarily be left short-handed.”  Davis v. Fort Bend County, 2014 WL 4209371 at *7 (5th Cir. 2014)… Continue Reading

An employee’s bona fide religious belief does not require an inquiry into the nature of the activity itself.

Posted in Religion discrimination
“A showing of sincerity, however, does not require proof that the July 3rd church event was itself a true religious tenet, but only that [Plaintiff] sincerely believed it to be religious in her own scheme of things.”  Davis v. Fort Bend County, 2014 WL 4209371 at *4 (5th Cir. 2014) (Prado, J.) (citing Moussazadeh v.… Continue Reading