Court says questions remain on accommodation of Hebrew Israelite employee

Howard Friedman, Religion Clause

In Batson v. Branch Banking and Trust Company(D MD, Sept. 25, 2012), a Maryland federal district court denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment, finding that substantial questions of fact remain as to whether a bank reasonably accommodated the religious needs of a Hebrew Israelite teller who was fired for not being willing to work on alternate Saturdays. [Thanks to CCH Employment Law Daily via Steven H. Sholk for the lead.]