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Kellogg Workers Get Religious Discrimination Suit Revived

Jan. 17, 2018, 6:03 PM

Two Kellogg USA workers who said they were fired for not working Saturday shifts convinced a federal appeals court to revive their religious discrimination lawsuit against the cereal maker.

Kellogg may have violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act when it allegedly failed to accommodate the workers’ request to avoid Saturday shifts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled. The workers, who are Seventh-day Adventists, said Kellogg could have accommodated their Sabbath observance without incurring undue hardship. They lost their case at the district court level, but the Tenth Circuit reversed that ruling Jan. 17...

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