Employers can’t demand clergy notes for flu shot exemptions, feds say

March 23, 2018

Via: HR Dive

Title VII protects employees from discrimination based on their religion and also requires employers to accommodate religious beliefs under certain circumstances.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says that employers should generally take employees at their word that their beliefs are sincerely held. But if the employer has real reason to doubt the employee’s statements, “it is entitled to make a limited inquiry into the facts and circumstances of the employee’s claim,” according an agency guidance document, “Questions and Answers: Religious Discrimination in the Workplace.”

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