For Immediate Release
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Ruling in Religious Discrimination Case Against Abercrombie & Fitch
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court today decided Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, holding that religion cannot be a “motivating factor” in employment decisions.
Steven R. Shapiro, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, offered this reaction in response to the court’s ruling:
“The court’s decision sends a powerful reminder that religious discrimination has no place in the workplace. Employers should welcome and accommodate religious diversity, not shut their doors to it.”
More information on the case can be found at:
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