Altec Industries will pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit charging it discriminated against a job applicant who objected to working Saturdays because he is a Seventh-day Adventist. The lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Altec decided not to hire James Wright when it learned during a job interview Wright objected to working on his Sabbath day, which runs from sundown on Friday to sundown Saturday. The $25,000 will be paid to Wright. In addition, Altec must provide annual training on religious discrimination to managers and supervisors at its Burnsville manufacturing plant, post a notice on workers’ rights under anti-discrimination laws and provide periodic reports to the EEOC. Federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against people because of their religion at all stages of the employment process and requires employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate an employee’s religious belief unless that would put an undue hardship on the employer. Based in Birmingham, Ala., Altec is a maker of aerial lifts, cranes and other equipment for electric utility work.