Should somebody’s religious beliefs trump the requirements of their job?
Muslim flight attendant Charee Stanley thinks so. She filed a discrimination complaint with the United States’ Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week.
She did so because she wants to be able to do her job as a flight attendant for ExpressJet without having to serving alcohol.
Stanley was suspended from her job after ExpressJet decided that they would no longer accommodate her religious requirements.
It all started when she was hired three years ago. After taking the job she converted to Islam, and eventually learned that her faith doesn’t support booze.
After confronting her supervisor with this point in June, she was allowed to work something out with her coworkers whenever a passenger requested alcohol be served.
This arrangement fell apart when a coworker filed a complaint on August 2, claiming that Stanley had failed to tackle all the duties required by the job.
When discussing the issue with CBS News, Stanley said “I don’t think that I should have to choose between practicing my religion properly or earning a living. I shouldn’t have to choose between one or the other because they’re both important.”
Do you support Charee Stanley’s fight? What should come first, your religious beliefs or the job that you’ve decided to take on? Nobody’s FORCING her to stay in that job…