‘I’m Going to Need Every Saturday Off; Is That Gonna Be a Problem?’

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Darrell Patterson had worked in Walgreens’ 24/7 call center for six years without incident.

He claims Walgreens fired him for skipping an emergency training session held on a Saturday.

He’s a Seventh-day Adventist, and it’s against his religion to work on the Sabbath (from sundown Friday through sundown Saturday). Until his firing, they had worked cooperatively to schedule around this religious prohibitions, without incident.

Patterson’s religion and Walgreens’ scheduling came to a head in 2011, however, when Walgreens asked Patterson to cover an emergency Saturday training session. When he missed the training class, Walgreens fired him.

In Patterson v. Walgreens, the

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