Wednesday, September 27, 2006

State Employee's Religious Discrimination Claim Survives

In Garcia v. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 2006 U.S Dist. LEXIS 68463 (ND IL, Sept. 11, 2006), an Illinois federal district court permitted a state employee to proceed with her Title VII religious discrimination claim that religious items were removed from her cubicle, that she was told to stop performing the sign of the cross and to stop saying "bendito," and that the regional administrator said her performance of the sign of the cross was one of the reasons she was required to undergo a fitness-for-duty examination.