Tuesday, May 14, 2013
EEOC Sues Medical Services Company That Required Employees To Participate In Scientology Classes
The EEOC announced last week that it has filed a Title VII lawsuit against the Florida-based Dynamic Medical Services, Inc. for requiring its employees to attend courses that used Scientology religious practices. The suit-- alleging hostile work environment and failure to accommodate employees' religious beliefs-- claims that the Miami company that provides medical and chiropractic services required its employees to spend at least half their work days in courses that involved practices such as screaming at ashtrays or staring at someone for eight hours without moving. Employees were instructed to attend courses at the Church of Scientology, and one employee was required to under go an E-meter "audit." Two employees who refused to participate were terminated.