Accommodation of Religious Employees Can Be a Balancing Act

April 8, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On April 8, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported on the difficulty businesses sometimes have satisfying Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which requires employees to accommodate their employees' religious beliefs. "The employer must try to balance an employee's commitment to religious fidelity with workplace propriety and business needs," as well as with the need to avoid offending other employees.