Augustus of Taurine. The Supreme Court of the United States on Thursday sided with Christian Mailer, who asked the mailers to refuse their request not to work on Sundays, and returned the case to the lower courts for review.
In a unanimous ruling, the high court clarified the circumstances under which a business can refuse to accept requests from its employees for religious reasons, saying employers must show that accepting the request “would not create undue hardship.”
The opinion was written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, and he ruled that future courts “must decide whether this is a material hardship in the context of the employer’s work.”
The mail carrier in question, Gerald Groff, asked the United States Postal Service to punish him when he refused to deliver Amazon packages on Sunday, despite trying to find replacements for several years.
The decision of the Supreme Court gives the case to the lower courts to consider the complaint according to the new rules established by the court.
This is the latest in a series of ordinances expanding religious rights in the country, after last year, with a conservative majority, supporting a Christian coach who was suspended from his job at a high school for refusing to pray with his players. after the games
In addition, the Supreme Court is expected to rule soon again on the legal protection of religion, as in the case of an Internet wedding designer who wants to refuse to work for gay couples because of his beliefs.