EEOC Sues for Religious Discrimination in Hiring

June 15th, 2012 by JBWK

The EEOC filed a lawsuit against Voss Lighting, a national lighting company, alleging that it refused to hire an applicant because he wasn’t a Christian.

The company, whose website says its mission is “to sell….to tell” the gospel is now facing scrutiny in the face of charges it refused to hire a non-Christian for an operations manager job.

The EEOC argues the company violated Title VII by discriminating based on religion for a job position that didn’t involve any religious functions. The company defended itself in a statement saying that the applicant it eventually hired was better qualified than the applicant it rejected.

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