Looking To The EEOC For Clarification On Religious Discrimination Vaccination Exemptions

Among the numerous details to work out when crafting required vaccination policies is when an employee cites religious objections and requests an exmpetion. Recently, the 8/30/21 edition of starnewsonline.com published an article by John Staton that reports on the Wilmington Symphony’s decision to deny a musician’s religious exemption to their required vaccination policy. The article includes the following statement about when an employer isn’t required to accommodate religious belief requests: At any rate, by law employers don’t have to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs if they can show the accommodation would compromise … Read more

Resource: Performing Arts Org Vax Policy Database

Insisting on verifiable vaccination status to attend concert events is becoming policy at an increasing number of nonprofit performing arts venues. But coming up with policies and tracking peer status can be quite the challenge so in order to make that task easier, my fellow ArtsHacker, Ceci Dadisman, and I put together a performing arts org vax policy database. Special thanks to violinist Holly Mulcahy for her assistance in getting this ball rolling and for doing a lot of the data entry. Visit the database directly or peruse the live copy below. … Read more

Time To Include #ShowTheSalary In The Hiring Process

There has been a growing campaign internationally in the non-profit/charity sectors over recent years for employers to include a salary range when conducting job searches rather than utilizing vague terms like “competitive” or commensurate with experience.” The Show The Salary website was started in the UK, but people in the United States and Canada have taken up the cause. People like Nonprofit AF blogger Vu Le frequently make Twitter posts directed at employers using the hashtag #showthesalary. Vu Le generally includes the sentence “Please always #ShowTheSalary, as not doing so perpetuates racial … Read more

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