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Religious Discrimination

Bias-Based Comments Have Consequences


Posted on October 3, 2018 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

A recent denial of summary judgment by a U.S. District Court in New York reminds us that bias-based comments can have serious consequences for hospitals and other employers, including that their employment decisions may be undermined. The ruling also suggests that, in certain situations, requiring a waiver of claims may be considered retaliatory. Facts... READ MORE

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Can Employees Refuse Vaccinations Because of Religious Beliefs?


Posted on April 25, 2016 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Sevilla Rhoads

On April 5, 2016, a district court in Massachusetts dismissed a Title VII case against a hospital where the employee was terminated for refusing vaccinations on religious grounds. Robinson v. Children’s Hospital Boston, 2016 WL 1337255. While this order is not binding precedent, we wanted to report on this case because vaccination refusal is... READ MORE

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