Friday, January 22, 2016

EEOC Seeks Comment On Proposed Guidance On Retaliation

The EEOC yesterday announced that it is seeking public comment on a proposed Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues.  The 76-page Guidance document (full text) includes examples of retaliatory conduct, remedies and best practices for employers.  In connection with religious discrimination in employment, the Guidance says in part:
[P]ersons requesting religious accommodation under Title VII are protected against retaliation for making such requests.  Although a person making such a request might not literally “oppose” discrimination or “participate” in a complaint process, s/he is protected against retaliation for making the request.