NEVER HIRE A MUSLIM Reason #143: Muslim flight attendant suspended because she refused to serve alcohol


Designated Terrorist Group CAIR is suing ExpressJet for discrimination against Charee Stanley, a Muslim flight attendant who was not Muslim when she joined the airline three years ago.

Detroit News  A discrimination complaint filed against ExpressJet with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the airline initially agreed to 40-year-old Charee Stanley’s request for a religious accommodation after she raised the issue with her supervisor in June.

Charee Stanley
Charee Stanley

Her supervisor, Melanie Brown, directed Stanley to make arrangements with the other flight attendants on duty, so Stanley wouldn’t have to serve alcohol to passengers who ordered it, according to the complaint. But on Aug. 2, an airline employee filed a complaint against Stanley, claiming she was not fulfilling her duties as a flight attendant because of her refusal to serve alcohol, according to the EEOC complaint.

Masri said the other employee’s complaint had “Islamophobic” overtones, stating Stanley had a book with “foreign writings” and noting she wore an Islamic headbag. 


Three weeks later, ExpressJet wrote to Stanley to say it was revoking its religious accommodation and placing her on unpaid, administrative leave for a year, after which an employee may be terminated, according to the EEOC complaint.

“They did state that the reason they were placing her on administrative leave was because of her refusal to serve alcohol, and that they no longer considered it to be a reasonable request,” Masri said.

CAIR says denying Stanley’s request violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on religion, sex, color and national origin.

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