Shift-Swap Policy Alone Can't Repel Bias Claims: 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 7:48 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday revived a Louisiana school bus driver's religious discrimination suit alleging First Student Inc. terminated him for refusing to work on the Sabbath, ruling the mere existence of employee shift-swapping policies aren't enough to constitute a reasonable accommodation under federal civil rights laws.

In a published opinion, the appeals court overturned a magistrate judge's summary judgment to First Student in a lawsuit brought by bus driver Robert Antoine, saying there is a reasonable question of fact as to whether First Student failed...
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