PITTSBURGH — A trial in which a cashier is accusing discount retailer Aldi of religious discrimination for forcing her to work on Sundays was scheduled to begin in U.S. District Court here yesterday.
Backed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Kimberly Bloom filed a lawsuit against Aldi in 2006 claiming that she was fired after refusing to work on Sundays because of her Protestant religious beliefs. The store in Uniontown, Pa., where she had worked for several years began operating seven days a week in December 2005, after having previously been closed on Sundays, according to the complaint.
A spokesperson for Aldi could not be reached for comment.
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