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EEOC Alleges that Orkin Discriminated Against Non-Mormons

In an unusual twist on enforcement of religious discrimination laws, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Phoenix accusing pest control company Orkin of discriminating in favor of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) applicants, particularly returned missionaries.

The EEOC also charged that Orkin discriminated against people based on age and retaliated against an applicant who complained to the company's corporate headquarters about the alleged discrimination.

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