Thursday, February 16, 2012

Christian Employee's Title VII Claim May Proceed

In Grant v. I.N.I. Corp., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18113 (D SC, Feb. 14, 2012), a South Carolina federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendation (2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18116, Jan. 25, 2012) and permitted a Christian employee to proceed with a Title VII religious discrimination claim. Plaintiff alleged that he  informed his employer about his obligations to his church on Saturdays and Sundays, but that he was continuously scheduled him for Saturday shifts. Management failed to respond to his complaints.  He alleges that he was harassed because of the complaints and eventually was terminated from his position.