Over the last twenty-five years, litigation related to religious discrimination in the workplace has been on the rise. One of the tension points has been the religious practice of Sabbath keeping, leading to employment scheduling conflicts. Title VII and its subsequent amendments require that employers seek “reasonable accommodations” for Sabbatarian observance. Such adjustments should not cause “undue hardship” to the employer, who is required to make a “good faith effort” at accommodation. This article discusses creative alternatives that managers of public libraries and nonsectarian academic libraries may implement when accommodating Seventh-Day Adventist and similar Sabbatarian staff members.
Hartog, Paul A.
"Religious Accommodations for Sabbatarian Observance among Library Staff,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 59
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol59/iss2/8