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USA: Wal-Mart and ex-assistant manager who claimed religious discrimination settle lawsuit
Penn Record, Monday 20 March 2017
Wal-Mart and ex-assistant manager who claimed religious discrimination settle lawsuit
PHILADELPHIA – Litigation between a former Wal-Mart assistant manager and the prominent retailer over the ex-employee claiming he was discriminated against and harassed due to his Jehovah’s Witness religious beliefs has been settled, according to court records.
Per the complaint, Pressley was hired by Wal-Mart in October 2010. As a part of his religious beliefs, he is required to attend twice-weekly meetings, at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.
In his lawsuit, Pressley claimed a store manager remarked to him: “You don’t have to go to those meetings. You can be spiritual here,” and “Why do you always have to knock on people’s door at 5 a.m.?”
In response, Pressley said he reported this treatment to his supervisors, but despite his complaints, Pressley added the working environment became more hostile. Further, Pressley claimed a store manager gave him an ultimatum to either stop attending his meetings or be fired.
I think that he was right in his complaint, the only item in favor of Walmart will be whether he was fired or quit. Even if he quit, he could show that it was the result of the changes to his work schedule.
The law is on his side.