Sunday, August 22, 2010

EEOC Lawsuit Charges Failure To Accommodate Employee's Sabbath

The EEOC announced in an Aug. 12 press release that it has filed suit in a North Carolina federal district court against Measurement, Inc., an educational company, charging that it fired an employee rather than accommodate her religious needs to avoid work on Saturdays.  Jacqueline Dukes is a member of the Christian denomination Children of Yisrael which observes the Sabbath from sundown Friday to sundown on Saturday.  In Sept. 2008 Dukes was told that she would have to work on Saturdays on a new project. The EEOC complaint charges that Measurement could have accommodate Dukes by permitting her to switch shifts with other employees.