Did you know that in 2022, claims of religious discrimination at work filed with the EEOC were up over 650% from the previous year? SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY PERCENT!
The driving force was a significant increase in vaccine-related charges filed based on religion. Combine that with the recent Supreme Court decision on religious accommodations, and more people are aware of their religious rights in the workplace.
But they only extend so far. For example, private, secular employers invite trouble when injecting religion into the workplace.
Last year, I wrote about an employer that, according to the U.S. Equal