Other retail businesses in the mall in which your sports shoes shop is located have decided to open on Sundays from Noon to 6 P.M. You decide to follow suit but two of your employees refuse to work on Sunday saying it is against their religious beliefs to work on the Sabbath. You terminate their employment. They apply for unemployment compensation, contending their unemployed status is not their fault. If the state grants them benefits you will be penalized since your unemployment compensation taxes will go up.
1. Should you contest their claim?
2. What would be the result if the employees refuse to work on Sunday because of their desire to play golf on that day?