Friday, July 11, 2014

EEOC Sues Shadescrest Healthcare for Religious Discrimination and Retaliation

Press Release
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
July 7, 2014

Nursing Home Prohibited Religious Headwear and Fired Worker in Retaliation Federal Agency Charges

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A Jasper, Ala., nursing home violated federal law when it refused to allow a Muslim employee to wear a hijab (the traditional covering for the hair and neck that is worn by Muslim women) on the job, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a workplace discrimination lawsuit filed June 30. EEOC v. Shadescrest Health Care Center, ND Ala. Case 6:14-cv-01253-SLB (June 30, 2014). The agency also contends that Shadescrest fired the employ in retaliation for firing a complaint with the EEOC.

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