The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the government agency in charge of investigating claims of racial, sexual, or religious discrimination in the work place.
The EEOC polices the workplace by enforcing Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, or national origin.
The religious freedom of most employees is
protected by a federal law called "Title VII". In order to be
protected by Title VII, an employee must show that:
This suit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Manhattan District Court on behalf of Amanda Nathan, an Orthodox Jew who claims she was denied a job because she is Sabbath observant.
Nathan said she was offered a position as a trim buyer at the firm's New York offices in February 2001, but the offer was rescinded after she informed the company she would have to leave early on Fridays during winter months. Nathan told the French Connection that she was willing to make up the lost time on other days.Pick on the link above for the total story.