Aug 10 2016
NEVER HIRE A MUSLIM Reason #160: Muslim flight attendant sues ExpressJet for suspending her for refusing to serve alcohol because of her religion
What you don’t know is that she worked for the airline for two years before she converted to Islam and had no problem serving alcohol. What you also might not know is that Islam forbids her from drinking alcohol, not from touching bottles of it for her job.
The Guardian (h/t MZ) Designated terrorist group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) has filed the lawsuit in Michigan’s eastern district court last week on behalf of Charee Stanley.
Stanley began working for ExpressJet in 2013, around the time she converted to Islam, according to court documents. On her first day of the job, she requested that she be allowed to wear a hijab. That request was granted.
As Stanley continued to learn about her new religion, she “discovered that the Islamic proscription on consuming alcohol also extended to the act of serving alcohol to others” in 2015, the documents state. (No, it doesn’t)
The suit claims that another flight attendant complained about Stanley’s hijab, books in Arabic and refusal to serve alcohol. In August of last year, Stanley was told to either resign or serve alcohol.
The lawsuit states that ExpressJet is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because the airline did not provide a reasonable accommodation for Stanley’s religious beliefs. It seeks reinstatement of Stanley to her job, payment for economic, emotional and punitive damages, as well as compensation for attorney’s fees.
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