Tuesday, December 13, 2011

EEOC Sues Nursing Home For Failing To Accommodate Jehovah's Witness Employee

The EEOC announced last week that it has filed a federal lawsuit against an Ann Arbor, Michigan nursing home, Whitehall Healthcare for failing to accommodate the religious needs of a Jehovah's Witness nursing assistant. The nursing home terminated the employee because of her need to have Wednesdays and Sundays off to attend religious services. The suit seeking damages and an injunction alleges that the nursing home violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.