Tulsa Company Pays $82,500 to Settle Religious Discrimination Case

By | April 4th, 2013 | General » Leave a comment

A company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will pay $82,500 to settle a claim of religious discrimination. The Lincoln, Nebraska company, Voss Electric Co., had advertised a vacancy for an “operations supervisor” position at its Tulsa location. Edward Wolfe submitted an application for the position and was granted an interview. During the interview, the incumbent supervisor asked […]

Veganism Could be Considered a “Religious View”

By | February 22nd, 2013 | General » Leave a comment

Although most anti-discrimination laws require that an employer refrain from committing certain acts, when it comes to employees’ disabilities and their religious beliefs and practices, employers may have to treat these employees more favorably in certain circumstances– by making “reasonable accommodations” for the employee’s disability/religion unless doing so would cause an undue hardship. Unfortunately for […]

First Amendment Bars Claims for Hostile Work Environment Against a Church

By | July 15th, 2010 | General » Leave a comment

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal recently decided a case addressing the scope of the bar raised by the First Amendment against certain types of employment-related claims. In this case, Skrzypczak v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa, Ms. Skrzypczak sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa after being terminated in June 2007, where she had […]

EEOC Announces Record High Job Bias Claims Based on Disability, Religion, and National Origin

By | January 8th, 2010 | General » Leave a comment

During the 2009 fiscal year, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 93,277 workplace discrimination charges, the second highest ever. The greatest increase in claims were those based on disability, although claims of job bias based on religion and/or national original also hit record highs. Consistent with a decade-long trend, the most frequently filed charges […]

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