Nigerian Man Can Bring Religious Bias Suit, 7th Circ. Says

Law360, Los Angeles (July 31, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday reopened a Nigerian expatriate's religious discrimination suit alleging his U.S. employer fired him after he took leave to lead his father's burial rites in Nigeria, ruling a jury could reasonably find he had given his employer adequate notice of the religious nature of the ceremony.

The three-judge panel reversed the lower court's ruling granting summary judgment to Heartland Sweeteners LLC, ruling Sikiru Adeyeye's requests for five weeks of unpaid leave to preside over his father's burial rites contained sufficient details to...
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