Will Her Religious Beliefs Be Accommodated?
Islam or Christianity, let’s see who’s religious beliefs will be accommodated?
According to a report by the AP printed in the Detroit Free Press a Muslim flight attendant refused to serve alcohol to passengers and her airline suspended her. She cited religious beliefs as her reason she refused to serve alcohol.
Her company, ExpressJet had agreed to accommodate her religious beliefs by allowing her to work out an agreement with other flight attendants on duty to serve the alcohol but was suspended after another flight attendant complained.
The Muslim attendant filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Her attorney was quoted in the article stating no one "should have to choose between their career and religion," and employers must "provide a safe environment where employees can feel they can practice their religion freely."
A spokeswoman for ExpressJet said in a statement that the airline values diversity but could not comment on specific personnel matters.
Now this is going to put the “who cares about religious beliefs” people in a bind.
Was it right for her company to suspend her?
Should her religious beliefs be accommodated?
What would you have done if you ran this company?
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