Scott Wenner Published “No Clear Answers for Employers in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case”On June 8, 2018 by Schnader
Scott J. Wenner published “No Clear Answers for Employers: Colorado Baker Who Refused to Create Wedding Cake for Same Sex Nuptials Prevails in Supreme Court” on SchnaderWorks, the blog of the Labor and Employment Practices Group.
“On Monday, June 4, the United States Supreme Court (‘Court’) announced its decision in the highly publicized Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Employers and business owners were among many closely watching this case, hoping for insight on how to handle complicated situations involving competing rights of business owners, customers and/or employees, where charges of discrimination could result regardless of the employer’s or owner’s response. The Court’s decision in this case did not create any new law to guide businesses, but it does further highlight the need for employers to create processes to recognize and effectively manage the risks that arise when religious beliefs and expression intersect with antidiscrimination rights and protections.”