On February 21, 2023, the Independence Law Center, along with First Liberty Institute, Baker Botts, LLP, and Church State Council, filed their opening brief at the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of former mail carrier Gerald Groff.
- “No employee should be forced to choose between their faith and their job. Religious accommodations should be treated in the same way we accommodate the workplace needs of any employee.” – Randall Wenger, COO & Chief Counsel of the Independence Law Center
- “The U.S. Supreme Court has the opportunity to restore religious liberty in the workplace. Our nation has a long history of protecting its employees from being treated unfairly at work just because of their faith. This is an important case for all Americans.” – Kelly J. Shackelford, President, CEO, and Chief Counsel to First Liberty.
- “Justice Thurgood Marshall once said that a ‘society that truly values religious pluralism cannot compel adherents of minority religions to make the cruel choice of surrendering their religion or their job. Making sure everyone is treated fairly at work promotes our nation’s historic commitment to religious diversity.” – Aaron Streett of Baker Botts.
- “Courts have interpreted Title VII so restrictively that employers need not grant even the most simple accommodations to religious observers to enable them to follow their faith. Restoring Title VII’s focus of protecting religious employees motivates everyone from the boardroom to the mail room to find a solution that works for the business as a whole.” – Alan Reinach of Church State Council
Learn more about the case at FaithfulCarrier.com.