August 1, 2012

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 […]
June 25, 2012

Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Settled by Taco Bell

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Family Foods, Inc. which is a company that owns some Taco Bell restaurants in North Carolina will pay $27,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit.  An employee sued when he was fired because he refused to cut his hair for religious reasons.  The employee was Christopher Abbey, who is 27 years old and worked for Taco Bell from 2004 until 2010.  He was told to cut his long hair but according […]
November 3, 2011

Religious Discrimination Claimed Against Veterans Affairs Officials

In Houston, TX, a lawsuit has accused Veterans Affairs officials of religious discrimination. The lawsuit was filed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4, the American Legion Post 586 and the National Memorial Ladies. The lawsuit alleges the Houston National Cemetery for banning religious words such as “God” or “Jesus” and banning prayers at soldiers’ funerals.
September 10, 2011

Florida Nursing Home Sued for Religious Discrimination By EEOC

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.
January 18, 2011

University Scientist Claims Religious Discrimination

Martin Gaskell, a scientist who applied for a job at the University of Kentucky’s MacAdam Student Observatory three years ago alleges he was not offered the job because of his religion, as he is Christian, and because of statements that were deemed to be critical of the theory of evolution. One member of the hiring committee said he was “breathtakingly above the other applicants.” But other members of the committee said he was “something close […]