AT&T Ordered To Pay Up In Religious Bias Case

Law360, New York (October 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court has ordered AT&T Inc. to shell out $756,000 to two former customer service technicians in a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The order by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas on Tuesday came after a federal jury reached a verdict last week finding that AT&T had suspended and terminated the two employees for going to a Jehovah’s Witnesses convention.

“We disagree with the verdict, and we plan to appeal,” an AT&T company spokesperson said...
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