Tag: Religion

Six Simple Steps to Avoid the December Dilemma

By Joyce Dubensky, CEO, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding The “December Dilemma” is coming. It’s that time of the year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, when multiple religious (and secular) holidays collide. It’s a time for celebration but also a time when people with good intentions often find themselves…

Cultural and Religious Consideration to Competent Healthcare

Brooks, Ashton The Joint Commission accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States. The Joint Commission requires culturally competent care as essential to the safest, highest quality, best-value health care. At Novant Health a Cultural and religious considerations: A guide to patient care and religious videos…

October Legal Roundup: Is Employee With Down Syndrome Entitled to Blanket Protection

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Disability Discrimination | National-Original Discrimination | Religion Discrimination | Age Discrimination | Family and Medical Leave Act Disability Discrimination Back to top Grocery Store Employee’s Profane Outbursts Do Not Have to Be Accommodated. Photo by Shutterstock…

Homophobic Editor Sues for Discrimination

By Chris Hoenig Former Newton (Iowa) Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman is suing the newspaper and its owners, Shaw Media, claiming religious discrimination after being fired for an anti-LGBT column he wrote. Eschliman’s entry, published in April on a personal blog, questioned “the Gaystapo,” his term for those who say…

July Legal Roundup: Can a Straight Man Be Fired for Being Too 'Sensitive,' 'Feminine'

Here’s the latest on some employment-related legal cases that have gone before the courts: Sex Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Coverage Discrimination | National-Original Discrimination | Litigation | Constitutional Rights | National Labor Relations Act | Family and Medical Leave Act | Legislative and Administrative Action Sex Discrimination Back to…

Breaking News: SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

By Julissa Catalan The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain closely-held businesses are entitled to religious protection when it comes to healthcare offerings. The case was brought by Hobby Lobby, a nationwide arts and crafts chain store, whose owners claimed that their religious beliefs should allow them to avoid…

Survey: What American Workers Really Think About Religion

By Mark E. Fowler, Managing Director of Programs, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding Many people think that religion is not something that “happens” in the workplace. But they are wrong. One-third of American workers—from evangelical Christians to atheists—have experienced or witnessed religious bias while on the job, according to a…