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Labor and Employment Law News

Posted on: Dec 13, 2017

By Courtny White, Brian McDermott and Robert Seidler, all of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC

So it begins — the annual holiday marathon. But which holidays come to mind? Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus? The answer may differ depending on a host of factors, such as an individual’s family traditions, cultural upbringing or religious beliefs. As we prepare holiday to-do and shopping lists, employers should remember the legal obligations for recognizing, addressing and accommodating employees’ religious needs. Below is a list of five considerations to keep top of mind this season and year-round to stay off the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s naughty list and limit your company’s exposure to unwanted gifts in the form of religious discrimination complaints.

This article first appeared in Law360. Read more here.

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