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When You Know, You Know -- Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

When Samantha Elauf, who is Muslim, interviewed for a position with Abercrombie & Fitch, she wore a hijab (headscarf). 


A Charge is Filed Against Your Small Business, Now What?

You own a small business with a handful of employees and you don’t have in-house legal counsel. 


Religious Accommodations in the Workplace … or When is a Scarf not a Scarf?

A pair of recent cases addressed the question of the proper standards regarding religious accommodations in the workplace. These cases came to different results based on what might be viewed as a very slight distinction.


A Conversation with Chairman Leonard Hubert of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission

Leonard Hubert has served on the Ohio Civil Rights Commission since 2006 and as its chairman since 2011. Before joining the commission, he was the Governor’s director of external affairs, overseeing the Office of Minority Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, Faith-Based Initiatives, and Veterans Affairs. He recently took some time to discuss the workings of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission with Assistant Attorney General Steve Schmidt of the Ohio Attorney General’s Civil Rights Section.


News to Catch You Up

Here are just a few developments in the Civil Rights Section since our last issue:
Kudos: Marilyn Tobocman, principal assistant attorney general in the Ohio Attorney General’s Cleveland Office, earned Crain’s Cleveland Business and In-House Government Counsel Award in November for her years of service in fighting for the rights of all Ohioans.

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