Saturday, November 05, 2016

EEOC Sues Over Job Denial To Pentecostal Who Rejected Dress Code Mandate

On Thursday, the EEOC announced that it had filed a religious discrimination suit against the Michigan-based Akebono Brake Corp.  The complaint charges that the company's dress code requires all employees to wear pants.  The company refused to hire as a temporary laborer Clintoria Burnet, a member of the Apostolic Faith Church of God and True Holiness, whose religious beliefs require her as a woman to wear skirts or dresses and not pants. The company failed to offer any religious accommodation to meet Burnet's Pentecostal Christian beliefs.