Employees turn to us for guidance when their employer is not willing to accommodate their religious observance, in particular their need to not work on Shabbos and Yom Tov.  In this section, we include a guide to religious rights in the workplace, explaining the law in this area and what an employee should do if their religious observance is not being accommodated.  Students sometimes find that their college or university requires them to take a class or an exam on Shabbos or on Yom Tov.  In this section, we include a memo listing state laws and regulations that require institutions of higher learning to accommodate student’s religious observances.

Workplace

Higher Education

Cases

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Hear Cases Involving Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

COLPA Amicus Brief Urging U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Cases Involving Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

COLPA Amicus Brief Asking Supreme Court to Reconsider Ruling in Religious Accommodation in Workplace Case

Amicus Brief in Beadle v. Tampa Accommodation of Religious Observance in Workplace Case