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Sherbert v. Verner
The Appellant, Sherbert (Appellant), a Seventh-Day Adventist was denied unemployment benefits by South Carolina because she refused to work on Saturdays. Specifically, her claim for unemployment benefits was denied because the state compensation law barred benefits to workers who failed, without good cause, to accept “suitable work when offered.” She refused to take a job that required her to work Saturdays. The highest state court sustained the denial of benefits.
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