Lighting Co. Can't Evade Religious Bias Ban, EEOC Says

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 2:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pressed an Oklahoma federal judge Monday to block Voss Electric Co.'s efforts to duck a potential religious discrimination injunction, arguing that the lighting company's bid is premature.

The commission says Voss, which does business as Voss Lighting, refused to hire Edward Wolfe after two interviews in February 2011 because his religious beliefs did not match up with Voss management's “born-again” Christian beliefs, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

While Voss contends that the commission's quest for...
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