Wednesday, September 16, 2009

EEOC Sues On Behalf of Jehovah's Witness Fired For Refusing Halloween Participation

Yesterday's Charleston Regional Business Journal reports that the EEOC has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against the former owner of an ambulance company that was based in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The EEOC alleges that in 2006 the company fired a Jehovah's Witness employee who refused on religious grounds to represent the company at a local Halloween carnival. The lawsuit seeks back pay, damages, reinstatement and an injunction against future discriminatory practices.