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Former Ambulance Company Faces EEOC Discrimination Suit

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a former Orangeburg-based ambulance company, alleging it discriminated against an employee based on her religion.

The lawsuit claims that Community Transport Services, which served Orangeburg, Bamberg, Calhoun, Clarendon and Dorchester counties, in 2006 fired an employee after she refused to participate in a local Halloween carnival on behalf of the company. The employee, a Jehovah s Witness, is not allowed by her religion to celebrate holidays, the lawsuit said.

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