February 15, 2018 / 12:38 AM / 8 days ago

EEOC sues Michigan hospital over flu vaccine policy

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit accusing a Michigan hospital of violating federal law by pulling a job offer from a medical transcriptionist who refused to get a flu shot because of her religious beliefs.

In the lawsuit filed in federal court in Detroit on Tuesday, the EEOC said Memorial Healthcare’s refusal to allow Yvonne Blair to wear a face mask while she trained for the work-from-home job amounted to religious discrimination under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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