In recent days, the EEOC has filed two separate religious discrimination cases. On Sept. 25, the agency announced that it has filed suit against a Michigan-based automobile dealership-- Feldman Automotive, Inc. The suit alleges that the company refused to hire Brandan Allen as a car salesman after learning that he was a religious member of a non-denominational church.
On Sept. 29, the EEOC announced that it has sued U.S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc., a subsidiary of U.S. Steel Corporation for failing to accommodate the religious beliefs of an applicant for a utility technician position who was a member of the Nazirite sect of the Hebrew Israelite faith. The company insisted that the applicant Stephen Fayusi take a hair follicle drug test that required cutting his hair at the scalp, and refused alternatives such as hair from other parts of his body.