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Locus, Policy, and Free Will

By: Scott M. Hamberger

Before responding to the questions concerning business and religious freedom, I find it useful to make some observations about the behavior in the two cases cited: the resignation of Brendan Eich as Mozilla CEO, and Abercrombie and Fitch’s (A&F) firing of Samantha Elauf for wearing a hijab. We must consider: i) whether the behavior occurred within the workplace and was connected to job responsibilities; ii) whether the behavior was known to conflict with workplace policy; and iii) whether the subject individual entered (or sought to enter) willingly into an employment relationship conditioned by limitations.

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