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How to Handle an Employee's Request for Religious Accommodation

Author: Jessica Sussman

Under both federal and state law, employers are required to accommodate an employee's sincerely held religious practice or belief, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer. As a result of increased diversity in the workplace today, employers are continuously faced with new challenges in accommodating the religious beliefs of employees. Employers should follow the steps set forth below when faced with an employee's religious accommodation request.