Thursday, March 19, 2015

Seventh Day Adventist Entitled To Unemployment Benefits After Being Fired For Saturday Absences

In Lester v. Butler, (GA App., March 17, 2015), a Georgia state appeals court held that a Seventh Day Adventist who refused to work on Saturdays for religious reasons cannot be denied unemployment benefits when she was fired for excessive absences.  The fact that she became a Seventh Day Adventist some three months after she took her job does not change the result.