In a novel case, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an employee may state a claim for reverse religious discrimination. In Noyes v. Kelly Services, the employee alleged she applied for a managerial promotion. According to Noyes, the supervisor falsely told the selection committee that Noyes was no longer interested in the opening, resulting in the rejection of Noyes’ application. Ultimately, a candidate who adhered to the supervisor’s religion received the promotion. A trial court dismissed Noyes’ claim of religious discrimination, but the court of appeal reversed, holding that Noyes offered sufficient evidence to allow a jury to assess the merits of her claim.