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Employer not Required to Provide Religious Accommodation; Undue Hardship Proven

In what seems to be a rather rare result these days, an employer facing religious discrimination claims actually prevailed on its undue hardship defense!

In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. JBS USA, LLC, No. 10-318 (Dist. Nebraska, October 11, 2013), though the court found that the refusal to accommodate employees' religious prayer practices constituted religious discrimination, the court found that the employer proved its affirmative defense that it could not accommodate the requests because it would cause undue hardship. More ›