August 24, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service, the Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have released a set of interim final regulations and a set of proposed regulations related to coverage for recommended contraceptive services.  Under the Affordable Care Act, these services should be provided at no cost, with certain exceptions related to religious organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Religion Has Limits

April 12, 2008

As with disabilities, so also with an employee’s religious beliefs: an employer is required to provide a reasonable accommodation, and this requirement is not unlimited. In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and David Wise v. Firestone Fibers & Textiles Company, et al., Nos. 06-2203 and 06-2241, Firestone claimed that the plaintiff requested an unreasonable accommodation. A District court granted summary judgment against EEOC and Wise, and the Fourth Circuit affirmed. Read the rest of this entry »