Employers should be particularly mindful of the cases pertaining to religious and pregnancy discrimination that were discussed in the Business Advisor article.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 06, 2015
As outlined in a June 25th article from JDSupra Business Advisor, the past year has had many changes to employment law that have come about due to various court rulings. The Supreme Court in particular, the article notes, has been particularly active in rendering decisions that are sure to change the legal landscape as it pertains to hiring and firing. According to the labor and employment lawyers at Adli Law Group, P.C., these new laws may seem straightforward but still require a change in policy for many companies. They note that it is essential for all businesses to consult an experienced employment lawyer in order to insure that their current hiring practices are appropriate and up to date. According to Adli Law Group P.C., employers should be particularly mindful of the cases pertaining to religious and pregnancy discrimination that were discussed in the Business Advisor article:
- Religious Discrimination – While Adli Law Group P.C. notes that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 already stated that hiring practices could not be based on a person’s religion and any religious accommodations that would need to be afforded to them, the Court’s recent decision said that accommodations should even be made if the employee didn’t explicitly notify the employee of any religious needs at the time of hiring. Adli Law Group reminds that employers should practice thorough communication during their hiring processes to make sure that there are no surprises down the line.
- Pregnancy Discrimination – In Young v. United Parcel Service, the court ruled that companies should consider making special accommodations for any employee whose pregnancy interferes with her ability to perform her job, as long as the company already makes similar accommodations for those unable to perform the same job due to injuries or disabilities. Adli Law Group notes that this ruling was fairly definitive, but still leaves some room for interpretation in future cases, so it is essential for any companies that may be faced with a similar situation consult an employment lawyer in Los Angeles.
In addition to employment law, Adli Law Group P.C. handles a wide variety of legal issues including business law, entertainment law, construction law, real estate law, and family law in Glendale and beyond. They have offices in four different countries including the United States, and their diverse team of legal expert works in and out of court to fight for their clients’ legal rights. Anyone interested in setting up a consultation can call Adli Law Group P.C. at 1 (800) 817-2949, or visit them online at http://www.adlilaw.com.