Employment Law

Wearing 'Ten Commandments' Badge Violates Title VII

, The Legal Intelligencer

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Claims of religious discrimination in violation of Title VII are often difficult for employers to defend against because of the Supreme Court's finding that it is "not within the judicial ken" to determine the validity of an employee's religious belief.

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  • Strong convictions are a part of the individual. That is why laws are in place to protect them. I am keeping a copy of the above for the a record of the citations.

  • Michael Miller

    The title of this article is misleading as Judge Baylson's decision was over a Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss. There is no declaration in his opinion that wearing a "Ten Commandments" badge would be a prima facie violation of Title VII. Furthermore, Ambrose will still need to prove a "sincerely held" religious belief as a question of fact. There are other factual issues which will need to be explored before declaring victory for Ambrose.

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