Main Menu
News

The Morning Risk Report: Supreme Court's Catch-22 for Employers

6.2.15

Andrew Hoag was quoted in the Wall Street Journal on June 2, 2015. The article “The Morning Risk Report: Supreme Court's Catch-22 for Employers” discussed the Supreme Court's decision announced Monday in favor of a job applicant rejected by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and how it poses a dilemma for employers.

They "are going to have to be extremely cognizant of the Catch-22 of this decision vs. the [ Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] prohibition and many states' prohibitions, on inquiring about religion," said Andrew.

The catch, said Andrew, is that "the employer should not inquire about religion but has to guard against a claim that a failure to hire was based on the motivation not to want to accommodate a religious belief."

To read the full article, please visit the Wall Street Journal.

Attorneys

Back to Page

By using this site, you agree to our updated General Privacy Policy and our Legal Notices.