Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- The EEOC filed suit in a Texas federal district court against Quest Diagnostics for refusing to accommodate a long-time employee whose religious beliefs prevented her from working on her Sabbath from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday.
- The EEOC filed suit in a Florida district court against Texas-based Frito-Lay, Inc. for failing to accommodate the religious needs of a Seventh Day Adventist employee working in Florida.
- The EEOC filed a religious discrimination suit in a Texas federal district court against Wellpath, LLC, a provider of health care in correctional facilities, for refusing to allow a nurse to wear a scrub skirt rather than scrub pants while at work.
- President Trump and Attorney General William Barr spoke at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast held online; in his remarks, Barr spoke about “the crucial link between religion and liberty.”
- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law HB272 which prohibits any public official from issuing an order to close all places of worship in the state or in a geographic region of the state.
- A California state trial court judge issued a preliminary injunction ordering a 600-student Christian school near Fresno, CA to cease holding in-person classes, citing state and local COVID-19 orders.
- Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled that the country’s Chief Rabbinate must convene a disciplinary panel to try Safed’s Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu over statements he made criticizing Arabs and the LGBTQ community.
- A suit was brought by an Albanian woman seeking review of a decision of Ireland’s International Protection Appeals Tribunal, which ordered her order of deportation from Ireland because an oath was not administered at her original hearing.