Thursday, December 06, 2012

EEOC Sues UPS Over Failure To Accommodate Jehovah's Witness New Hire

The EEOC announced that last week it filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against United Parcel Service, Inc. for its failure to accommodate a newly-hired Jehovah's Witness employee. The employee wanted either to start a  different day, start later than his scheduled time on his start date, or be given an hour's leave during his shift on his first day so he could attend the Memorial of Christ's Death, an  annual Jehovah's Witness religious service. UPS rejected his request and fired him when he attended the service instead of reporting for work.