The firm represented a contractor building a high rise condominium that was sued by six former employees for religious discrimination. The Plaintiffs alleged that as practicing Seventh Day Adventists they could not work on Saturdays. As a result of a fast track schedule, the contractor was forced to replace the Plaintiffs on the work crews.
The Federal District Court ruled that the terminations were lawful as the contractor had a legitimate business purpose for the change in the schedule which was non-discriminatory. Vernet vs. J.A.M. Shell Builders, Inc., Case No. 05-cv-60339-U.S.D.C., Judge Martinez