AT&T Pays $1.3M In EEOC Religious Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 3, 2009, 5:36 PM EDT) -- AT&T Inc. has paid two former employees a combined $1.3 million following its failed attempt to overturn a jury's finding in favor of the workers, who alleged they were fired for taking time off from work to attend an annual Jehovah's Witness conference.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the employment discrimination suit in 2006 on behalf of former AT&T employees Jose Gonzalez and Glenn Owen in 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced Friday that it had...
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