New York City has settled a lawsuit with an Orthodox Jewish nurse who was denied a job at a city hospital because she couldn't work on the Sabbath.

The Wall Street Journal reports the city denied any wrongdoing in settling the case for $40,000.

Alisa Dolinsky had filed the lawsuit against Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital & Nursing Facility on Roosevelt Island.

Dolinsky said she was offered a job at the hospital in 2007, but that it was withdrawn after she said she couldn't work on the Sabbath. Observant Jews don't work from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday.

The Health and Hospitals Cooperation said it tries to accommodate religious workers. But it said since hospitals operate 24/7, it couldn't rule out the possibility of rejecting another job applicant in the same circumstances.

- AP

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