Moran: Islamic Law, Religious Freedom, and ERISA-Backed Pension Plans

Beverly I. Moran, tax-law scholar and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School, has posted Islamic Law Meets Erisa:  How America’s Private Pension System Unintentionally Discriminates Against Muslims and What to Do About It.  The article explores the position of Muslim employees, who can be disadvantaged when their religious beliefs prevent them from taking retirement funds generated through interest schemes; the challenge to, and obligations of, employers in accommodating these employees’ beliefs; and related Title VII jurisprudence.  The author’s abstract, describing this complicated and troubling legal landscape, follows the jump. Continue reading

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