HHC Crafts Sabbath Time Off Policy After Nurses Complain

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 2:33 PM EDT) -- The New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. said Friday it would implement a new policy to accommodate time off requests made on religious grounds after nurses at a Bronx, N.Y., facility complained to the state attorney general's office that they weren't being allowed to observe the Sabbath.

The complainants, nurses of the the Orthodox Jewish and Seventh Day Adventist faiths, triggered an investigation by the attorney general's civil rights bureau after claiming their rights were being violated by Jacobi Medical Center — one of 11...
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