I remember when I was a librarian that everyone except me hated working Sundays. But that's not what this lawsuit is about - a librarian is suing a library because of her religious beliefs:
The library has apparently decided to require an employee to violate her conscience,” said Kevin Theriot, an attorney with the Kansas City office of the Alliance Defense Fund. “We intend to make sure that this discrimination against her based upon her religious beliefs is corrected.”
ADF and the Christian Law Association filed the case, Constance J. Rehm v. Rolling Hills Consolidated Library and Patricia Lamb, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, St. Joseph Division.
The Rolling Hills Consolidated Library fired librarian Connie Rehm for insubordination shortly after she filed her request to no longer be scheduled to work on Sundays because of her religious beliefs. Library officials claim they made an attempt to accommodate Rehm by allowing a part-time employee to volunteer to work for her on Sundays, in return for her working on Saturdays.
Library to librarian: Thou shalt work on Sunday, ADF Media Relations, 2004-08-06
If anyone has any updates on this case, let me know.
5/12/06 update - jury rules for librarian