The memo linked below prepared by IMFK Law provides a summary of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Groff v. DeJoy.  In that case, the Supreme Court addressed the hardship standard that an employer must meet before it can lawfully deny an employee’s request for a religious accommodation. Previously, an employer could deny an accommodation request if providing the accommodation would result in more than a de minimis hardship. The Court significantly changed the standard and held that an employer cannot deny an accommodation unless substantial hardship would result. With any questions, please reach out to your risk management consultant.

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