Ranking Member Scott Statement on SCOTUS Ruling in Groff v. DeJoy

WASHINGTON Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the case of Groff v. DeJoy.

“Religious freedom is a fundamental American value.  Our civil rights laws protect workers from religious discrimination and proactively require employers to provide accommodations for religious exercise. Today’s Supreme Court ruling in Groff v. DeJoy clarified employers’ obligation to provide these reasonable accommodations when an employee’s sincerely held religious observances and practices conflict with work requirements.  The Court made clear that, while minor costs and other trivial considerations cannot relieve employers from their obligation to accommodate an employee’s religious observances, the impact of an accommodation on other co-workers can be considered when evaluating its effect on employers’ business operations.”


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