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New York Federal Court dismisses Muslim employee's failure to accommodate suit

from The National Law Review

In Bob v. Madison Security Group Inc., the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a failure to accommodate claim brought by a former employee under Title VII and New York State and City employment statutes. Plaintiff alleged that his former employer scheduled him to work on Fridays, despite plaintiff’s request that he be permitted to take Fridays off to observe the Muslim Sabbath. When Plaintiff failed to report for any scheduled Friday shifts, his employer reduced his schedule and eventually eliminated the position. Defendant argued on its summary judgment motion that plaintiff failed to demonstrate bona fide religious belief and also denied that the former employee provided notice to his employer of the need for an accommodation. more

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