EEOC Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Where Employer Required Female Employee to Wear Pants Instead of a Skirt

     A Tim Horton’s franchise has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly failing to accommodate and terminating an employee due to her sincerely held religious beliefs.  The EEOC’s lawsuit alleges that the employee, Amanda Corley, wore a skirt to work at one of the restaurant’s Michigan locations.  Corley is a practicing Pentecostal Apostolic.  In accordance with her religious beliefs, Corley wore a skirt instead of the standard pants required by the company.  Corley attempted to provide the company with a letter from her pastor, which letter explained why she could not wear pants, but management for the company did not accept the letter and then fired Corley.  See EEOC v. Sleneem Enterprises, LLC, No. 2:17-cv-12337 (E.D. Mich.).

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