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ADF urges US Supreme Court to uphold religious accommodations for employees

Monday, Sep 26, 2022

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy John Bursch regarding a friend-of-the-court brief ADF attorneys filed Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court in Groff v. DeJoy on behalf of Indiana music teacher John Kluge in support of ensuring, consistent with the requirements of federal law, that an employer must accommodate an employee’s religious practice unless the employer can prove undue hardship:

“Federal law protects employees’ ability to live and work according to their religious beliefs. Employers must provide reasonable accommodations for employees’ religious practice unless doing so imposes undue hardships on their operations. Employers must respect the law and employees’ freedom to faithfully practice their religious beliefs. But for too long that duty has been erased by a misguided court ruling. We urge the Supreme Court to take this case, overrule Trans World Airlines, Inc. v. Hardison, and affirm that Title VII protects all Americans’ right to live and work according to their religious beliefs.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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