EEOC Stretching Title VII In Retaliation Case, Hospital Says
Law360, New York (March 15, 2017, 8:58 PM EDT) -- A Minnesota hospital accused by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of retaliating against a prospective nurse because she asked for Friday nights off so she could attend religious services said Wednesday that it should win the case because the accommodation request can't amount to protected activity under Title VII.
In a motion for summary judgment, Minneapolis-area North Memorial Health Care said the EEOC's claim that the hospital retaliated against prospective employee Emily Sure-Ondara by rescinding the job offer can only proceed if the court concludes that a request for religious accommodation can amount to protected activity under Title VII —...
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