Lighting Co. Refused To Hire Non-Christian, EEOC Says

Law360, New York (June 12, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Voss Electric Co. was hit with a suit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Oklahoma federal court Monday, alleging that the lighting retailer discriminated against a job applicant because he was not a born-again Christian.

In the complaint, the EEOC claims Voss declined to hire the applicant, Edward Wolfe, after he interviewed twice in February 2011 for the position of operations supervisor because his religious beliefs did not meet the company's demands. According to the commission, this conduct violates Title VII of the Civil...
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