EEOC Sues SC Co. For Religious Bias Against Driver

Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 7:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday filed a lawsuit against a South Carolina company for allegedly violating federal law by refusing to accommodate a truck driver’s religious beliefs because of his Hebrew Pentecostal religion, the agency announced.

The EEOC said that the Alcolu, South Carolina-based J.C. Witherspoon Jr. Inc. violated federal law when it fired truck driver Leroy Lawson because he would not work on Saturdays. Lawson, a Hebrew Pentecostal of 35 years, holds the religious belief that he must not engage in labor...
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Case Information

Case Title

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. JC Witherspoon Jr Inc

Case Number



South Carolina

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


David C Norton

Date Filed

March 20, 2017

Government Agencies

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