Appellate Court decisions can be frustrating.  Every once in a while, instead of deciding the merits of the matter, the court will reject an appeal because a party did not "preserve" the issue at the lower courts through a proper protest. 

That’s what happened in Mokonnen v. Pro Park, Inc. (download here)  from the

The EEOC today released a new compliance manual section on religious discrimination in the workplace.  A press release from the EEOC is available here while you can download the actual section directly here.   

What is useful about the compliance manual section, according to the EEOC, is that it "includes a comprehensive review of the relevant provisions

It’s just a little bit ironic that on this Good Friday, the Second Circuit decided a case that will be very important to religious institutions in Connecticut, New York and Vermont.  Ultimately, it held that Title VII — which, among other things, prohibits discriminaticourtesy morgue file (church) - public domain licenseon based on race — is unconstitutional when applied to certain