The Federal law ensuring that workplaces are free from discrimination on the basis of religion has been in place for more than 50 years. These protections cover all aspects of religious observance and practice, as well as belief, unless an employer or sponsor demonstrates, with specificity, that he or she is unable to reasonably accommodate an apprentice’s or prospective apprentice’s religious observance or practice without undue hardship on the conduct of the employer’s business. The apprenticeship Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations protect apprentices from discrimination on the basis of religion and help to ensure that workplaces are free from discrimination and promote equal employment opportunity.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Department of Justice Memo: Federal Law Protections for Religious Liberty
- EEOC: Questions and Answers: Religious Discrimination in the Workplace
- Best Practices for Eradicating Religious Discrimination in the Workplace
- EEO Complaints Information for Apprentices
- EEO Pledge and Complaint Poster for Apprenticeship Sponsors
- Anti-Harassment Training Resources for Apprentices and Apprenticeship Sponsors