Religious Discrimination (43)
News about religious discrimination
03/13/12 ... A student group called "Make Up Your Own Mind" had been denied official campus group status by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, but it seems the university may have changed its mind about qualifying the group as a religious organization.
03/15/12 ... The Los Angeles City Fire Department agreed to pay nearly $500,000 to settle charges that included religious discrimination against a man who alleges he was harassed over having filed a sex abuse lawsuit against the Catholic Church.
03/15/12 ... A Jewish dentist filed a federal lawsuit alleging that his dental office employer gave religious accommodations in clothing and worship for Muslims but not for him.
03/16/12 ... Amusing blog highlighting the logical inconsistencies of Vanderbilt University's policies requiring "nondiscrimination" in its student groups.
03/15/12 ... Florida Christian College and five students filed a lawsuit against the State of Florida because they are not permitted to participate in the Florida Resident Access Grant. The state provides tuition assistance to qualified students attending private colleges and universities. The statute requires "a secular purpose." While students attending nine other Christian colleges receive the assistance, Florida Christian was determined not to have "a secular purpose." The lawsuit challenges this.
02/13/12 ... A nursing and rehabilitation facility settled two lawsuits filed by Seventh-Day Adventists who were fired because of their refusal to work on Saturdays, based on their religious beliefs. The EEOC filed suits, which were settled for $125,000 and certain other requirements.