TRUCKING COMPANY DENIED EMPLOYEE SATURDAYS OFF AS RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION
Wheeler Trucking is alleged to have violated federal civil rights laws, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
An employee supposedly underwent harassment “because of race and religion.” He was reportedly subjected to racial slurs, denied a day off (Saturday) as a religious accommodation, and was eventually “separated from employment” when management failed to take appropriate action in response to his complaints.
Believing that such conduct violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (EEOC v. Wheeler Trucking d/b/a Wheeler Trucking, Inc. and Wheeler Logistics, Inc., Case No. 1:23-cv-01874) seeking monetary damages and injunctive relief.
In a written statement, Philadelphia District Office Regional Attorney Debra Lawrence., noted that “Employers that fail to correct and prevent harassment must be held accountable …. The EEOC is committed to remedying and preventing harassment because of race and religion.”
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