This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: the free exercise clause of the First Amendment? Explain. Sample Answer: As the text points out, Thomas has a constitutionally protected right to his religion and the free exercise of it. In denying his unemployment benefits, the state violated these rights. Employers are obligated to make reasonable accommodations for their employees beliefs, right or wrong, that are openly and sincerely held. Thomass beliefs were openly and sincerely held. By placing him in a department that made military goods, his employer effectively put him in a position of having to choose between his job and his religious principles. This unilateral decision on the part of the employer was the reason Thomas left his job and why the company was required to compensate Thomas for his resulting unemployment....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course BL 556 taught by Professor Lucybenham during the Fall '10 term at Walsh College.
- Fall '10