Temp agency caught in religious conundrum
Abstract: Federal law prohibits discrimination based on religious beliefs. But, when a Muslim job applicant insisted on always wearing her headgear as an article of her faith, a temporary employment agency didn’t refer her to a job at one client site on the grounds that the client banned all headwear for safety reasons. The agency offered her other opportunities, but she declined and filed a discrimination charge with the EEOC. This article explains why the appeals court decided in favor of the temp agency.