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Employment and observing Shabbat

(JNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear a case involving religious accommodations in the workplace.

An appeal in the case of Groff v. Dejoy was filed by Gerald Groff, an Evangelical postal worker who refused to work on Sundays, his sabbath, going so far as to offer to work make-up shifts and to transfer branches in order to maintain his day of rest.

The Pennsylvania man says he was forced from his job in 2019 after the burden was placed on him by the U.S. Postal Service to regularly find replacements following the service’s agreement with Amazon, which instituted Sunday deliver...

 

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