Seeking Accommodation

This piece first appeared as “California Unemployment Office Accused of Religious Discrimination” on The Shmooze blog of the Forward.

Jeff Weinberger would like to see the California State Employment Development department do some teshuvah this High Holiday season.

The San Francisco resident, who was laid off from his executive-level hi-tech marketing job last month, received a notice to attend a “re-employment eligibility assessment appointment” on September 29, the first day of Rosh Hashanah. When he notified the EDD that he would need to reschedule for religious reasons, he was told that he was at risk of losing his unemployment benefits if he did not show up on the 29th.

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© 2011 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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