EEOC sues Winston-Salem
The Business Journal of the
Greater Triad Area - Tuesday
Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission has filed suit against
Concepts over alleged religious discrimination against an employee.
The suit claims that
Winston-Salem Dining Concepts, which does business as
Copeland's of New Orleans,
fired a Mormon employee who refused to work on a Sunday.
Reuben Daniels Jr., director
of the EEOC's Charlotte District office, said employers are obligated to respect
an individual employee's sincerely held religious beliefs.
"In cases like these, it is
always in the employer's interest to meet an employee halfway and come up with
an arrangement acceptable to both," Daniels said.
An employee at Copeland's of
New Orleans directed questions to the company's Charlotte-based attorney, who
was not immediately available to comment.
affiliate buys North Shore land
Pacific Business News (Honolulu)
Monday, October 15, 2007
A land management
company affiliated with the Mormon church has purchased 227 acres of
land between Laie and Malaekahana to build affordable housing for
Hawaii Reserves Inc.,
a private, for-profit company affiliated with the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints, paid $4 million for the land. The seller
was KRC Golf, LLC.
R. Eric Beaver,
president and chief executive officer of Hawaii Reserves, said the
additional acreage will allow the company to connect Malaekahana and
Laie with roads and bike paths that run mauka of Kamehameha Highway.
The land will also be used for parks and recreational facilities, he
Hawaii Reserves is
aiming to make most of the homes affordable to households earning 140
percent or less of the area's median income. The Mormon church's Hawaii
Brigham Young University-Hawaii
are in Laie.
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