Friday, February 19, 2021

EEOC Lawsuit On Behalf of Fired Seventh Day Adventist Employee Settled

The EEOC announced this week that PepsiCo subsidiary Frito-Lay, Inc. has agreed to a 3-year consent decree requiring it to pay $50,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC. The suit was filed on behalf of a Seventh Day Adventist employee of the company. The newly-promoted employee was fired after he refused on religious grounds to attend two Saturday training sessions. The consent decree also requires specialized training of human resources personnel and review at the regional staff level of future requests for religious accommodation. The EEOC commended the company for its cooperation in resolving the lawsuit.