Thursday, September 15, 2016

Salesperson Is Independent Contractor, So Title VII Does Not Apply

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported yesterday that a Pennsylvania federal district court has dismissed a suit against a bathroom remodeling company brought by a woman who was fired from her sales position when she refused to continue to attend Bible-based sales training sessions.  A federal court jury Tuesday concluded that the plaintiff was an independent contractor rather than employee, so the religious discrimination provisions of Title VII and state law do not apply.