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California Anti-Religious Discrimination Laws Expanded

It wasn’t a surprise.  California is probably the most religiously diverse, pro-employee state in the U.S.  The issue of wearing religious garb at work had been festering for some time.  Perhaps the most publicized example was of a Muslim female employee claiming that Disneyland had illegally refused to accommodate her request to wear her religious head scarf, or hijab, while working as a restaurant hostess.  So, when California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, recently signed AB 1964 into law (effective January 1, 2013), adding religious clothing and grooming as protected religious practices, employers and employment lawyers were not completely caught off guard. …

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