Tuesday, June 22, 2021

EEOC Sues Over Employer's Failure To Accommodate Religious Objection To Finger Printing

 The EEOC announced last week that it has filed suit in a Minnesota federal district court against AscensionPoint Recovery Services alleging religious discrimination:

APRS had requested that its employees be finger-printed as a result of a background check requirement of one of its clients. Shortly after the Christian employee informed APRS that having his fingerprints captured was contrary to his religious practices, APRS fired him.... APRS did so without asking the client whether an exemption was available as a religious accommodation, and despite the fact that alternatives to fingerprinting are available.