Supreme Court Issues Decision In Religious Freedom Case

By Daniel Walker | March 19, 2024

1977 Standard Rejected

The US Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of a postal worker requesting religious accommodation to not deliver packages on Sundays, which he observes as the Sabbath.

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The Court rejected a previous 1977 standard that mandated employers must “reasonably accommodate” religious practices unless it poses an “undue hardship.”

Legal standards

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The case, centered on the claim brought by evangelical Christian Gerald Groff against the US Postal Service, underscores the complexities of balancing religious beliefs with employment responsibilities and legal standards.