The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against UPS.
The EEOC claims that UPS denied the request of a new employee to change his schedule so that he could attend a Jehovah’s Witness religious service.
According to the EEOC, UPS told the employee that he was required to report to work according to the schedule he received. When the employee refused to compromise his religious beliefs and missed work on that holiday to attend the religious service, he was fired.
Elizabeth Grossman, regional attorney of the EEOC New York District Office, said, “Federal law requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for their employees’ religious beliefs and practices. Where a request for a religious accommodation does not result in an undue hardship to the employer, the employee’s request must be respected.”