Employee sues over '666' sticker
Published 18/11/2011 | 19:31
A US factory worker claims he was fired after he refused to wear a "666" sticker that he feared would doom him to eternal damnation.
Billy Hyatt says in a federal lawsuit that he was fired in 2009 after he refused to wear the sticker proclaiming that his factory in Atlanta had been accident-free for 666 days.
That number is the "mark of the beast" in the Bible's Book of Revelation describing the apocalypse.
Mr Hyatt says he is a devout Christian and told a manager the sticker would violate his beliefs. He said he was then told his beliefs were "ridiculous".
He was suspended and fired a few days later.