Client reaches settlement with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
In October 2018, a firm client resolved her claims against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The client, a Seventh Day Adventist, applied to work at the VA, interviewed, and was offered the position. During the hiring process, she disclosed her religious affiliation and requested a work schedule that would permit her to worship the Sabbath, which for Seventh Day Adventists runs from Friday evening to Saturday evening. After initially agreeing to accommodate her, the VA ultimately offered the client a work schedule that required work on Saturday. When the client pushed back, her job offer fell through. Julia Quinn and Richard Salzman represented the client in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which lead to the resolution of her claims.