Tuesday, January 24, 2017

School Bus Driver Wants Religious Exemption From Fingerprints In Background Check

A former bus driver for the company that transports Altoona, Pennsylvania school students has filed a religious discrimination suit in federal district court in Pennsylvania.  According to yesterday's Altoona Mirror, a recently enacted state law required bus driver Bonnie F. Kaite to undergo a criminal background check.  She sought a religious accommodation because of her Christian religious beliefs, seeking a background check that does not require her to be fingerprinted. She says that she cannot be fingerprinted because of  the verse in the Book of Revelation prohibiting the "mark of the devil."