We invite you to join this sign-on comment for the DOL proposed rule, “Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption.” The deadline is September 16 at noon.
Yesterday we sent you a template to help as you draft your own comments. We hope you will submit your own comments. But, we also strongly encourage you to join this CARD sign-on comment. CARD has been at the forefront of the fight against the government allowing federally funded employers to discriminate, and we think it should continue to be.
As a reminder, the proposed rule has the potential to affect many communities. It will vastly expand a religious exemption in Executive Order 11246 that bars federal contractors from discriminating in employment. Under the proposed rule, even for-profit corporations could cite religious reasons to engage in employment discrimination based on race, national origin, or sex, including sexual orientation or gender identity. And the proposed rule makes it harder to challenge those instances of discrimination. Bottom line, more workers are at risk of discrimination. And that’s why it’s vital for as many organizations as possible to weigh in.
If you have any questions, please let us know.