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Ozarks Electric agrees to $95,000 religious discrimination lawsuit settlement

Ozarks Electric, a non-profit electric cooperative company based in Arkansas, has agreed to pay $95,000 to settle an EEOC religious discrimination lawsuit.

According to the EEOC, Ozarks Electric fired an employee because of her religion after the company refused to allow the employee to take a day off to attend a Jehovah’s Witness convention.

According to the EEOC, Ozarks Electric refused to allow an employee to take a day off to attend a Jehovah’s Witness convention and then fired the employee after she attended the convention.

EEOC attorney Faye Williams said, “Employees are faced with many choices throughout their careers, but having to choose between their religion and their work should never be one of those choices.”

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