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EEOC Finalizes Guidance on Workplace Religious Protections

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved revisions to its guidance on religious-discrimination claims for the first time in 13 years. The updates clarify the legal protections available to employers and employees, according to the agency.

In a 3-2 vote on Nov. 9, the EEOC decided to publish a proposed update to its Compliance Manual Section on Religious Discrimination. The initial proposal was revised after the EEOC received comments from the public, and the majority of the commissioners agreed on Jan. 15 to publish the revised manual.

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