Religious Discrimination is Illegal

     The EEOC recently announced that it had reached a settlement with a company regarding a lawsuit that it had filed alleging that the company discriminated against an employee because of the employee's sincerely held religious beliefs.    The lawsuit claimed that the employee had requested the reasonable accommodation of being permitted not to work on Saturdays because she observed the Sabbath.  The company originally accommodated the request until a new supervisor started in January 2014, after which the accommodation was repeatedly denied and then eventually terminated the employee.  See Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Decostar Industries, Inc., No. 3:17-cv-00054-TCB-RGV (N.D. Ga.).

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