Sunday, August 18, 2013

Plaintiff's Objection To Name Badge States Valid Title VII Religious Discrimination Claim

In Ambrose v. Gabay ENT & Associates, P.C., (ED PA, Aug. 15, 2013), a Pennsylvania federal district court allowed a former medical receptionist to proceed with her Title VII religious discrimination and retaliation claims against her former employers who insisted that she wear a name badge that contained a list of workplace rules under the heading "Our Ten Commandments." Plaintiff found it sacrilegious to wear the badge because it contravened the Ten Commandments she follows as a tenet of her Roman Catholic faith. She was willing to post them elsewhere, but not wear them in a way that identified her personally with the statements.