Tuesday, July 23, 2013

EEOC Sues Over Failure To Accommodate Seventh Day Adventist

The EEOC announced last week the filing in June of a lawsuit against United Cellular, Inc. in an Alabama federal district court alleging refusal to accommodate a Seventh Day Adventist's need to observe his Sabbath.  Charles Embry was hired as a technician in July 2011. In Fall 2011 the company began to insist that Embry work weekends, and when Embry refused to work from Friday evening to Saturday evening, he was fired. The case is EEOC v. United  Cellular, Inc., Case No. CV-13-JHE-1207-NE, (ND AL, filed 6/27/2013).