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Arthur J. Gallagher Fired Christian Worker Over Faith, EEOC Says

Nov. 19, 2020, 7:45 PM

Global insurance brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. questioned and then fired a Christian employee over his fasting for Lent and suspected workplace praying despite his good performance, the EEOC alleged in Colorado federal court.

The questioning included a June 4, 2019, meeting convened by client underwriting associate Yu Noda’s manager and the director of operations of the brokerage’s Centennial, Colo., office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a complaint filed Wednesday.

Noda, who wears a bracelet with a visible cross on it and who undertook a 40-day fast for Lent, was told by one co-worker that his fasting ...