Jewish Orgs Applaud Supreme Court For Upholding Religious Freedom in Workplace

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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