Muslim flight attendant filing suit for being put on administrative leave

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Muslim flight attendant suspended for refusing to serve alcohol files federal complaint - The Washington Post

A Muslim employee of a U.S. airline has filed a federal complaint, alleging she was placed on administrative leave after refusing to serve alcohol for religious reasons.

For three years, Charee Stanley has been a flight attendant with Atlanta-based ExpressJet Airlines. But, two years ago, she chose a faith that, since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has often been the subject of controversy in American airports: Islam.

Stanley’s conversion brought an outward change — she started wearing a hijab. But the 40-year-old flight attendant also felt that her new faith prevented her from fulfilling what some might consider a fundamental part of her job: serving alcohol.

[Kim Davis and the Muslim flight attendant: When does your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job?]

So, in June, she asked her supervisor at ExpressJet for a religious accommodation. Flight attendants have many responsibilities — getting passengers seated, performing safety demonstrations, checking overhead compartments. Would it be possible for one of Stanley’s colleagues to serve drinks while she did something else? (see article for more)
First off, they should not have accommadated her in the first plac, then take it away.

So, will the Davis supporters be rallying around this woman? I highly doubt it.

Anyway, there is no way these religious nuts are going to win on this, could you imagine what this would lead to? Nobody doing their friggen jobs claiming its against their religion. On top of it, there is no rational reason they can't perform their jobs, since they are not being forced to drink alcohol, or do other things that they think are against their religion.

The fundamentalists are getting desperate. But they will lose. THis country is not, nor eve will be, a theocracy. Go move if you want to live some place where religion is forced on others
 
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This is equivalent to the pharmacists who won't fill birth control prescriptions because of their faith. Tough shit. Get a different job.
 
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This is equivalent to the pharmacists who won't fill birth control prescriptions because of their faith. Tough shit. Get a different job.
This is equivalent to the county clerk in Kentucky.

She needs to do her job, or get a new job.

In this case, it was HER that changed, not the job.
 
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This is equivalent to the county clerk in Kentucky.

She needs to do her job, or get a new job.

In this case, it was HER that changed, not the job.
Kim Davis's job did not change. Her job was to issue marriage licenses to the people who qualified for one. That has not changed at all.
 
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And another one that should either get on with her duties or resign. It seems they have tried to give her reasonable accommodation, but this is a problematic thing sometimes....it does mean you shift work duties to OTHER employees who might feel they are shouldering the burden of your beliefs by shouldering your work duties. It seems that the employee would need to relieve those same employees of other duties to accommodate THEIR extra workload due to your refusal to do them based on religious grounds...and what if they cant? What if there isnt anyway to "trade" duties fairly? How much time does a company need to invest into that problem before its no longer reasonable to "accommodate".
 
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I don't give a rats ass what religion you are....

its your JOB to do what is required of you..... dont like it.... quit. Your job does not revolve around you or your religion... suck it up buttercup.
 
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And another one that should either get on with her duties or resign. It seems they have tried to give her reasonable accommodation, but this is a problematic thing sometimes....it does mean you shift work duties to OTHER employees who might feel they are shouldering the burden of your beliefs by shouldering your work duties. It seems that the employee would need to relieve those same employees of other duties to accommodate THEIR extra workload due to your refusal to do them based on religious grounds...and what if they cant? What if there isnt anyway to "trade" duties fairly? How much time does a company need to invest into that problem before its no longer reasonable to "accommodate".

Agree. It also opens up that window where people can hide behind their religion and get away with someone else doing their job. Eventually its gets annoying and also leads to resentment and such by coworkers.
 
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It's up to the worker to find a way to accommodate her job duties, or resign. Plain and simple.
 
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