News & Events

August 14, 2006

Religion in the office: Prayer books and law books

Even though we've made meaningful progress on many fronts within the workplace, we still read stories about people being mistreated because of their religion or heritage.

Muslim employees complain of both overt and subtle discrimination, name-calling and hostility based on their appearance. Studies show widespread discrimination against applicants with Middle Eastern names.

Meanwhile, employees from a variety of faiths have been unhappy with the response they get when seeking accommodations.

Muslim employees' requests for times and places to pray during the workday are sometimes met with resistance. Evangelical Christians' attempts to hold prayer sessions at work and encourage co-workers to accept their religion are viewed with alarm. Orthodox Jews and others who cannot work on Friday afternoons and Saturdays are not hired, or they're pressured to change or ignore their religious practices to comply with work demands.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE > (Subscription required)

News

January 2, 2018

3 Paley Rothman Attorneys Named to “Best Lawyers” List by Washingtonian

Glenn Cooper, Deborah Cohn, and Michelle Chapin were all selected to Washingtonian's "Best Lawyers" list for 2017.

Read More

Blog

Are Your Leave Policies Creating Unintended Tax Issues? Part II: Leave Cash Out

Did you know that leave cash out programs can cause tax issues for employees if they aren’t properly structured?

Read More

Resource Center

Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our attorneys and relevant to our areas of practice.

Read More