According to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, claims of religious discrimination are on the rise in the workplace. This seems to indicate two things: first, that as places like Detroit become more diverse, employees are more aware of their religious rights and second, that employers may be having difficulty keeping up with what they are supposed to do.
The body of U.S. employment law was drafted with an eye towards protecting employees. Jobs are vital to everyone's well-being, of course, and our society would suffer if people were dismissed capriciously or for taking steps like reporting harassment.
Oakland County readers who have cell phone plans through Verizon may be interested to know that the telecommunications giant recently settled a discrimination lawsuit for $20 million. That amount is the largest ever for a single lawsuit claiming an employer had violated the Americans With Disabilities Act.