Nags Head Hotel to Pay $45,000 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit
Hotel Fired Seventh-Day Adventist Employee Over Sabbath Issue, Agency Charged
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A hotel group which owns and operates the Comfort Inn Oceanfront South in Nags Head, N.C., has agreed to pay $45,000 and provide substantial additional relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.
The EEOC’s suit charged that the hotel group refused to provide Claudia Neal, a Seventh-Day Adventist, with a religious accommodation of not having to work on her Sabbath, which is from sundown on Friday until sundown on Saturday. Neal began working at the hotel in May 2009. Initially, Neal’s request not to work on her Sabbath was honored. However, a change in management occurred in October 2010, and in November of that year, the hotel group refused to provide her with a religious accommodation, and fired her…
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