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Must you give Sunday off for "Church TV" reasons?

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If employees ask for Sunday off work for religious reasons, must they attend services on that day? A new court ruling clarifies that the answer is no. And you could face a religious discrimination lawsuit even if you try to accommodate employees by allowing them to find their own replacement for Sunday shifts ...

Case In Point: Kimberly Bloom, a cashier at an Aldi grocery store in Pennsylvania, asked for Sundays off work for religious reasons. Aldi’s shift rotation system required Bloom to work only one Sunday every two months. It also provided a voluntary shift-swap system so employees could trade days with co-workers who could work Sundays.

Bloom told her boss that her religious convictions as a Christian prohibited her from working Sundays or from asking her co-workers to work in her place. The company offered to let her come in later so she could attend church services, but she said she did...(register to read more)

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