A Nebraska-based company accused of refusing to hire an Oklahoma man because of his religious beliefs has settled a discrimination lawsuit in the case.
Voss Lighting, of Lincoln, agreed to pay $82,500 to former job candidate Edward Wolfe. The U.S. Equal Opportunity, which sued Voss over the allegations in Oklahoma's federal court, says Voss will also institute company-wide actions to prevent further religious discrimination.
The EEOC says Voss appeared to have a corporate culture requiring employees to adhere to certain religious beliefs that had no bearing on the business of selling lighting products.
The company has denied the accusations. Voss did not acknowledge any wrongdoing in the settlement, saying it opted to settle to avoid a long, expensive legal fight.