The U.S. Justice Department recently settled a complaint with Palm Beach County to accommodate a park ranger’s request to be given Sundays off so he could attend church and obey the rules of his religious faith.
The ranger, who resigned when the park refused to accommodate his request, will get his job back with compensation, including back pay and pension benefits. The county also agreed to enforce its existing religious accommodation policy and conduct manager training.
“Public employees should not have to choose between their religious practices and their livelihood,” a Justice Civil Rights Division spokesperson said.
Final note: Religious discrimination cases are on the rise nationally. Remind managers: They must make reasonable accommodations for religious practices and beliefs.
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