Boca Raton nursing and rehabilitation facility has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for violating federal law. The EEOC has charged the nursing home for firing an employee over keeping the Sabbath issues. The nursing home called the Menorah House allegedly denied religious accommodation to employee, Philomene Augustin, because of her religious beliefs. See: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/7-19-11.cfm
This type of conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits religious discrimination. Under this law, it requires that employers make reasonable accommodations to employees’ religious beliefs so long as this does not pose an undue hardship. See: http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/religion.cfm
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