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US Supreme Court takes case involving religious accommodations in the workplace

Friday, Jan 13, 2023

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy John Bursch regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to hear Groff v. DeJoy, a case that would ensure religious employees of all faiths are provided with meaningful religious accommodations in the workplace as required by federal law:

“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. But for too long that duty has been erased by a misguided court ruling, which the nation’s high court now has an opportunity to overrule. We urge the Supreme Court to affirm that Title VII protects all Americans’ right to live and work according to their faith.”

ADF attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief in September asking the Supreme Court to take the Groff case. The brief was filed on behalf of ADF’s client John Kluge, a former Indiana music teacher challenging a public school’s decision to revoke his Title VII accommodation based on ideological complaints, which then forced Kluge to resign.

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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