Employers must continue to ensure that applicant’s religious practices are not a factor in hiring decisions. So said the Supreme Court this week. The Court ruled Monday in favor of a Muslim woman whom Abercrombie & Fitch refused to hire because she had worn a hijab—a traditional Muslim head scarf—when she interviewed for a salesperson […]
About Therese Dennis
Therese is an experienced employment law and business litigation attorney. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2001, where she served as an editor of the law review. Following law school, Therese practiced employment law and general litigation for five years in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She then served as counsel and senior counsel in the employment law group at Amgen Inc., a large biotech company located in Thousand Oaks, California. Therese has also worked as a contract attorney in a small employment firm, and as a neutral workplace investigator. She joined Steve Harvey Law in 2014.
The Supreme Court this term will consider two religious accommodation cases involving dress and grooming requirements. Regardless of how they are decided, the cases are a reminder to employers to consider employees’ religious rights when making employment decisions or developing policies, including policies on dress or grooming. In Holt v. Hobbs, the Court will consider […]
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