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EEOC v. Consol Energy, Inc., N.D. W.Va.

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eLABORate: "Sign of the Beast" Hand Scanning Case Provides Valuable Lesson to Employers

Phelps Dunbar LLP • March 09, 2015
An employer’s use of a high-tech device to stay in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) has resulted in a large dollar jury verdict in a religious discrimination case, as well as continued scrutiny from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). [EEOC v. Consol Energy, Inc., N.D. W.Va.] The case should serve as a valuable lesson to employers when it comes to providing for reasonable accommodation of religious practices, as required under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.