The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) prevailed earlier this week in a lawsuit that pitted a religious employee against an employer that wouldn't give him a reasonable accommodation.
Well, it's really more complicated than that. The employee claimed that the employer's biometric hand-scanning system, used for time tracking, would brand him with the Biblical "Mark of the Beast." He quit after neither he nor the employer could come to an agreement; later, he got the EEOC involved.
This case is certainly an outlier, but it does bring up the issue of religious accommodation in the workplace. Here's what business owners need to know: