EEOC Announces $260K Settlement in Religious Discrimination Suit

EEOC Announces $260K Settlement in Religious Discrimination Suit

Written by Don Byrd J.B.Hunt Transport, Inc. will pay $260,000 and revise its religious accommodation policies and procedures to settle a lawsuit brought by the Sikh Coalition on behalf of four job applicants who objected to the drug screening process on religious...
Arkansas Committees Consider Ten Commandments, Other Monuments

Arkansas Committees Consider Ten Commandments, Other Monuments

Written by Don Byrd Last year, the Arkansas legislature passed, and the Governor signed into law, a misguided bill authorizing the display of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol. I wrote at the time that such a display is a...
Arkansas to Consider Religious Opt-Out Rule for Counselors

Arkansas to Consider Religious Opt-Out Rule for Counselors

Written by Don Byrd [UPDATE: The Arkansas Legislative Council voted to send the rule back to subcommittee for further consideration.] The Arkansas State Board of Examiners apparently intended to avoid the controversy surrounding Tennessee’s new conscience rights...