EEOC Denied New Trial In Muslim Prayer-Break Lawsuit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 27, 2014, 4:29 PM EST) -- A Nebraska federal judge on Monday denied the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's bid for a new trial in a religious bias suit against JBS USA LLC over its alleged failure to accommodate prayer breaks for Muslim workers, ruling the agency failed to raise new grounds to justify granting its motion.

U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp said the EEOC's motion for a new trial "essentially restates the factual and legal assertions" contained in her Oct. 11 decision finding that JBS would have suffered undue hardship...
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