Man sues NC Dunkin’ Donuts bakery over religious discrimination

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A Dunkin’ Donuts bakery in Asheville will go to federal court on charges of religious discrimination.

USA Today reported that Darrell Littrell claims the bakery refused to hire him because he would not work on Saturday because of his religious views.

Littrell is a Seventh-Day Adventist. He reportedly applied for a job as a donut maker at a manufacturing plant in December 2012.

He claims he was later interviewed by the company’s plant manager. The next month, he was offered a job and was told to report to work at 3 p.m. Friday, according to the suit.

Littrell refused to work on Friday afternoon, since Adventists observe a Sabbath from sunset Friday until sunset Saturday. The manager then reportedly withdrew his job offer.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit Thursday in Asheville’s U.S. District Court against Citi Brands LCC, charging religious discrimination.

Read full story: USA Today

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