Thursday, December 27, 2012

Company Settles EEOC Suit Alleging Refusal To Hire 7th Day Adventist

The EEOC announced last week that Altec Industries, Inc., a Birmingham, Alabama based manufacturing company, has agreed to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought against it by the EEOC. The suit claims that Altec refused to hire Seventh Day Adventist, James Wright, at its Burnsville, N.C. manufacturing  facility after it learned that Wright could not work on his Sabbath (sundown Friday to sundown Saturday).  Altec will pay $25,000 in damages to Wright, and will also provide training on religious discrimination to certain managers and supervisors, post notices of employee rights and report periodically to the EEOC.