Religious Accommodation Requirements


Summary

This practice note analyzes the obligations imposed on both the individual and the employer when an employee or an applicant requests an accommodation for his or her religious beliefs. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s religion, and also requires employers to furnish reasonable accommodations for an individual’s religious practices or beliefs unless the accommodation imposes an undue hardship on the employer’s business operations.