Judge orders library to reinstate fired Savannah librarian
"A northwest Missouri librarian fired for refusing to work Sundays has won another round in a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination.
"A federal judge in Kansas City, Mo., last week ordered Rolling Hills Consolidated Library to reinstate Connie Rehm, who lost her job at a Savannah branch library in 2003. Federal jurors in May ruled in Rehm's favor and awarded her nearly $54,000 in back pay."
"Rehm had worked at the library for 12 years when it extended its hours after undergoing a renovation. All employees were told they would have to work on Sundays, but Rehm, a Lutheran, said working Sundays conflicted with her religious beliefs. Another worker quit over the Sunday shifts."