by Suzanne Vega
June 1, 2015
The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America applauded the U.S. Supreme Court reversing a court decision that required applicants for employment to disclose their religion during the hiring process.
The court stated, “an employer may not make a [job] applicant’s religious practice, confirmed or otherwise, a factor in employment decisions.”
The Orthodox Union joined other leading Orthodox Jewish organizations in filing a “Friend of the Court” brief authored by noted attorney Nathan Lewin. The brief argues that disclosing their faith during the hiring process permits a potential employer to discriminate against an applicant who should be entitled to a religious accommodation.
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