San Francisco, the first major US city to require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, is being sued by four former workers who say the city should have granted their demands for religious exemptions. “San Francisco excludes religious watchers from continuing employment,” attorneys for the Pacific Justice Institute, aRead More →

LOS ANGELES (RNS) – A Southern California teacher has sued Bright Horizons Children’s Center, an international child care program, alleging religious discrimination after saying she was fired for refusing to read books for children promoting gay marriage. Nelli Parisenkova, who was an associate teacher at Bright Horizons in Studio CityRead More →

(The Center Square) – A physician assistant who claims she was fired after seeking a religious exemption for referring patients to transgender care and using their preferred personal pronouns has filed a federal lawsuit court case against the University of Michigan Health-West. In September, the Place du Center reported ValerieRead More →

To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. Continuing our series of articles on the tension between the protection of transgender rights and competing interests, we focus here on the Australian perspective and how the protection of transgender rights intersects withRead More →

Baker Jack Phillips decorates a cake at his Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado on September 21, 2017. (CNS Photo/Rick Wilking, Reuters) WASHINGTON — Colorado baker Jack Phillips, whose refusal to bake a gay wedding cake on religious grounds went to the Supreme Court, is currently battling a ruling that heRead More →

This article was co-authored by Ashlee Nealon, Paralegal, Sydney. Continuing our series of articles on the tension between the protection of transgender rights and competing interests, we focus here on the Australian perspective and how the protection of transgender rights intersects with the implied right to freedom of political communication.Read More →

There are workplace protections for people who identify as transgender in the UK and Australia. In this series of articles, we will examine the tensions that employers face between these protections in the context of competing interests such as, in the UK, religious or philosophical beliefs and, in Australia, theRead More →