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This article discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Groff v. DeJoy which clarifies that for employers to deny accommodation to an employee under Title VII, they must demonstrate "substantial increased costs" in conducting their business, a definition going beyond "de minimis" hardship. However, the Court refrained from undermining Title VII’s special statutory protection for seniority systems.

This article was originally published by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on July 5, 2023.

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