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Wellpath Pays $75,000 to End Texas Religious Discrimination Suit

Feb. 2, 2022, 3:15 PM

Wellpath, LLC has agreed to pay $75,000 to resolve a religious discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency said Wednesday in a press statement.

Wellpath, a provider of health services in correctional facilities, hired a nurse who is a practicing Apostolic Pentecostal Christian to work in the GEO Central Texas Correctional Facility in downtown San Antonio. When she told a human resources employee that her religious beliefs require her to dress modestly and wear a scrub skirt instead of scrub pants, Wellpath denied the request for her religion-based accommodation and rescinded the job offer, ...

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