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Supreme Court Considers Expanding Religious Protections in the Workplace by Christopher Hazlehurst, J.D. | May 09, 2023
Firm attorney Mark Dillman was featured in a recent legal news article published on www.LawCommentary.com. The article discusses a pending Supreme Court case surrounding the issue of “reasonable accommodation” of an employee’s religion under Title VII and the correct application of the “undue hardship” test for Title VII purposes. Mr. Dillman explained how “undue burden” is interpreted under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and also illustrated what kinds of religious accommodations are usually required under current law.

Former CVS Nurse Practitioner Sues for Religious Discrimination After Refusing to Prescribe Birth Control by Christopher Hazlehurst, J.D. | Jan 25, 2023
Attorney Mark Dillman was interviewed for an article on the legal news, information and blog website www.LawCommentary.com. The article discusses a lawsuit brought against CVS by a former employee who was fired after refusing to prescribe contraceptives due to her religious beliefs. Mr. Dillman explained the religious freedom protections offered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and an employer’s duty to reasonably accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs so long as the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the business.

Long John Silver’s to Pay Teen $200,000 Over Sexual Harassment Claims. by Nadia El-Yaouti | Apr 12, 2022
A recent Law Commentary article featuring attorney Mark Dillman discussed a recent case against a national restaurant chain brought by the EEOC on behalf of a female teenage employee harassed by adult male managers. Interviewed for the article, Mr. Dillman explained the legal obligations a company has once it receives a complaint of sexual harassment.

Passage of Equality Act Raises Concerns among Religious Freedom Advocates by Candice Pillion, J.D. | May 19, 2021
Mark Dillman was recently featured in an article discussing a measure that passed the U.S. House of Representatives – the Equality Act – that would expand the rights of LGBTQ individuals without an exemption for religious groups that operate places of worship, universities, hospitals or other institutions. Mr. Dillman was interviewed regarding the interplay between the Equality Act and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the likelihood of the current version of the Equality Act passing in the U.S. Senate.

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