Religious accommodation cases have been on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic, totaling nearly 19 percent of EEOC charges in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022. In 2023, questions surrounding religious accommodation have been highlighted by the Supreme Court's recent rulings in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis and Groff v. DeJoy, which both went in favor of the plaintiff.
Contangy partner, Frank Shuster, spoke to the Society for Human Resource Management on the challenges of navigating religious accommodations in today's legal landscape.
"We're entering a whole new world of religion in the workplace," Frank says. "It's a whole new landscape."
Frank Shuster is a partner out of Constangy's Atlanta office who focuses his practice on traditional labor law and employment litigation. Frank has arbitrated, litigated, tried, or settled more than 250 cases, has successfully argued cases in nine of the twelve federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, and was counsel of record in Hertz v. Friend, a 9-0 victory for employers in the United States Supreme Court. He has been a Managing Member at Constangy for nearly 30 years and is currently co-chairs our Litigation Section in Atlanta.
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