US Settles Religious Bias Suit Against DC Transit

Law360, New York (February 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has settled allegations it failed to accommodate the religious practices of bus drivers and prospective hires by refusing to allow them to modify their uniforms.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that the transit authority has agreed to develop a religious accommodation policy consistent with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and train supervisory employees on religious discrimination and accommodation.

The transit authority also has agreed to pay $47,324 to Gloria Jones, who was denied employment...
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