Justices Want SG's Take On Walgreens Religious Bias Case

By Kevin Stawicki (March 18, 2019, 5:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court asked the U.S. solicitor general on Monday to weigh in on whether it should hear a Seventh-day Adventist's challenge to the dismissal of a suit claiming the Walgreen Co. violated Title VII by firing him for refusing to work on his Sabbath.

The nation's highest court invited the solicitor general to outline the government's views on whether the Eleventh Circuit properly rejected Darrell Patterson's suit accusing Walgreens of failing to reasonably accommodate his religious practice. Patterson argues that circuit courts are split on the extent to which an employer must eliminate conflict between work and an employee's...

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