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EEOC Fails to Revive Suit Over Walmart Manager’s Sabbath Rights

March 31, 2021, 5:57 PM

A Walmart in a Wisconsin resort town did all it was required to under federal law when it offered to help a newly hired Seventh-day Adventist manager find another job after a conflict arose between his Sabbath needs and store staffing requirements, a divided Seventh Circuit ruled Wednesday.

A 2-1 majority upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Andrew Hedican. The EEOC’s suggestion that Hedican could have traded weekend shifts with other salaried assistant managers at the Hayward, Wis., store would have shifted the duty to accommodate from Walmart Stores Inc. onto...

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