Friday, September 29, 2017

EEOC Files Two Religious Accommodation Suits

On Wednesday the EEOC announced the filing of two separate religious discrimination lawsuits.  One suit (press release) was brought against the Sacramento, California-based supermarket chain Raley's for refusing to continue accommodating the religious needs of a Jehovah's Witness employee. The employee was fired after insisting that she needed to attend religious meetings on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

In a second suit (press release), the EEOC sued  the Florida-based Publix Supermarket chain for refusing to accommodate a Ratafarian new hire's religious need to wear his hair in dreadlocks.