Adventist Employee Sues Walmart Alleging Religious Discrimination. Gordon Fields, a Seventh-day Adventist, filed suit against Walmart, claiming he was demoted for his observance of the Sabbath. Gordon, a Walmart store manager, was originally allowed to take off on the Sabbath at his job in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, according to his complaint. However, a new human resources manager told him that the company could no longer allow that for a manager and that he would either have to work on the Sabbath or be demoted in order to maintain his religious accommodation. According to the complaint, Fields received a poor performance report a week after he complained to management about the lack of religious accommodation. Walmart has not responded to a request for comment from The Legal Intelligencer. From The Legal Intelligencer, "Wal-Mart Manager Sues Employer Alleging Religious Bias" (subscription required).
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/article/2016/08/09/news-headlines-adventist-employee-sues-walmart-alleging-religious-discrimination-