October 5, 2017 / 11:28 PM / 10 months ago

6th Circuit weighs funeral home's religious right to fire transgender worker

A lawyer for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday that a Detroit funeral home did not have the right to fire a transgender worker simply because of its owner’s religious beliefs.

Anne Occhialino, the EEOC lawyer, told a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that anti-discrimination laws trump employers’ religious beliefs unless they can show the exercise of their religion would not burden an employee.

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