(MCKNIGHT'S SENIOR LIVING) -- A Tennessee senior living community violated federal law by requiring two employees to work on Saturdays, which they observed as the Sabbath, alleged the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a lawsuit filed Thursday.
According to the EEOC, the two workers at Garden Plaza at Greenbriar Cove, a Century Park Associates independent living community in Ooltewah, TN, were members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and observed the Sabbath from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.
The company reportedly told them that a new work schedule would necessitate their working on Saturdays. The employees offered to work on Sundays, according to the lawsuit, but the company declined.
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