Rent-A-Center Beats EEOC's Religious Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 3:22 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge ruled Friday that Rent-A-Center Inc. didn't violate civil rights laws by firing a Seventh-Day Adventist who refused to work on Saturdays, dismissing a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Allowing store manager Ferdinand Charles to never work on Saturday — Rent-A-Center's most important day of the week — would cause the company undue hardship, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said.

“Such an accommodation would not merely be bothersome to administer or disruptive of the operating routine, but actually...
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION v. RENT-A-CENTER, INC.


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1:11-cv-01170

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District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

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Royce C. Lamberth

Date Filed

June 27, 2011

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