Justice Department Files Against Lansing, Michigan

The city is alleged to have engaged in religious discrimination against a Seventh-day Adventist.

Last week, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the city of Lansing, Michigan for alleged religious discrimination. The lawsuit claims that Lansing violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by terminating the employment of a detention officer when she would not work a shift on Saturday because of her observance of the Sabbath.

“Religious discrimination and intolerance have no place in the workplace today,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “Employees should not have to choose between their religion and their livelihood, particularly when the employer can accommodate their religious beliefs.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Attorney General Clarke as she fulfills her duties in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
  • For leaders of the city of Lansing as they assess their position on civil rights and religious freedom.

Sources: Department of Justice


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