S. 3628 (110th): Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2008

Introduced:
Sep 26, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Kerry
Senator from Massachusetts
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 26, 2008
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 2572 (107th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 23, 2002

S. 4046 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 17, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 26, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 26, 2008
Referred to Committee Sep 26, 2008
 
Full Title

A bill to amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to establish provisions with respect to religious accommodations in employment, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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9/26/2008--Introduced.
Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2008 - Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to provide that the practice of wearing religious clothing or a religious hairstyle, or of taking time off for a religious reason, imposes an undue hardship on the conduct of an employer's business in accommodating such practice only if the accommodation imposes a significant difficulty or expense on the conduct of the employer's business when considered in light of specified factors set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, including:
(1) the nature and cost of the accommodation needed;
(2) the financial resources and size of the business; and
(3) the type of operation of the business.

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