Detroit Healthcare Center to Pay $35,000 in Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

In Detroit, Michigan, the Whitehall Healthcare Center of Ann Arbor is a skilled nursing and long-term care facility which was sued for religious discrimination. The lawsuit was brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the center will pay $35,000 to settle the suit. The suit alleged that the Health Center refused to accommodate a Jehovah’s Witness employee’s scheduling needs. The employee was employed as a certified nursing assistant and is a practicing Jehovah’s Witness who was fired when she requested not to be schedule to work on Wednesdays or Sundays for religious group meetings. Full article

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. In a case such as the one above regarding religion, harassment can include, for example, offensive remarks about a person’s religious beliefs or practices. See Here

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