Reference no: EM131523914
Assignment : Employment Law Case - Cars-R-Us
Detail : Cars-R-Us (Cars) has several truck and car manufacturing plants throughout the United States. All of its plants are unionized. Clem, a fervent Seventh Day Adventist, works for Cars in its plant in the Southwest. Because he lacks seniority in his job, he was assigned to the evening shift on the production line, which required him to work on Friday nights. Clem's religion prohibited him from working from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday, so he failed to show up for work at those times. Eventually, Clem was fired for his continuing Friday night absences from work. Accommodating Clem would have required Cars to use a floater to replace Clem every Friday night. This would mean that Cars would have to forego using the floater elsewhere or hire another floater. In addition, more repairs and lower efficiency are likely when a floater is used on the line.
Clem sued Cars, claiming religious discrimination. Cars defended, claiming that Clem was not fired for religious discrimination but for absenteeism.
Write a response of approximately 375 words to the following questions:
- Will Clem succeed in his discrimination suit?
- What are the applicable rules and why do they apply or not apply in this case?