February 20, 2018
Partner Barbara Hoey
was quoted in the PennRecord
article “A 'surprising' Third Circuit ruling separates religious beliefs from a hospital worker's refusal of a flu shot,” regarding the reach of Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII for religious discrimination and what qualify as a religious belief protected by Title VII.
“The employer-friendly nature of the ruling was in some ways surprising,” Barbara said. “Where other courts may take a broader view of ‘religion,’ the Third Circuit did not, and the application of defined criteria resulted in an employer win.”
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