Law’s Sharona Hoffman discusses Supreme Court ruling related to religious accommodations for employees

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ReutersSharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center, discussed a recent Supreme Court ruling that put forward a new rule that will govern employees who seek accommodations for their religious beliefs from their employers. “The Supreme Court did not state that the standard for religious accommodations is equivalent to the rigorous standard that applies to disability accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act,” she said. “Therefore, courts may still be more lenient with employers in religious accommodation cases.”