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Walmart sued by Mormon manager for religious discrimination

The federal agency that enforces workplace civil rights laws has filed suit against Walmart, saying one of the company's Colville store managers was discriminated against because he is Mormon. The assistant manager, Richard Nichols, is also the mayor of Colville. The Seattle office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit Thursday, asking for a trial to determine damages suffered by Nichols, 65. It said that Nichols - "a devout Mormon" - has been scheduled to work on Sundays, which violates his Mormon belief to refrain from all work on that day. Nichols - who's been mayor of Colville since 2004 - says in the suit that Walmart accommodated his Sunday-off request at a number of store locations from 1995 to 2009.
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