At a time when most people are clinging to their jobs, there are still a few things that a worker won't stand. Like Satan. Ever since he started his job as a maintenance worker, the "mark of the beast" has been following Walter Slonopas. And when he saw the number "666" printed on his W-2 tax form, reports The... Read More »
Europe's highest court concluded Tuesday that British Airways discriminated against a clerk for demanding that she remove her cross necklace. At the same time, the court ruled that a person's right to express their religion wasn't absolute -- particularly if it led to the discrimination of gays and... Read More »
More employers are requiring flu shots -- and firing workers who don't comply.
Indeed, workers across the country are resisting the drive to mandate the vaccine, as was reported by AOL Jobs and USA Today.
The workers are citing medical reasons like allergies and questions over the vaccine's efficacy, even... Read More »
Ashanti McShan was 17 years old when she got a job at Burger King. But on her first day working there, a manager allegedly told the Dallas-area teenager to leave. Because of her Christian Pentecostal faith, McShan says, she had to wear a skirt instead of the restaurant uniform's slacks, and the manager wasn't... Read More »
In the last decade, 6,600 Muslims have filed complaints with the federal government, claiming that their employers discriminated against them because of their beliefs. But Ashraf Sarandah's allegations against the United Parcel Service of America go way beyond the typical religious discrimination charges,... Read More »
Religious organizations are legally allowed to reject job applicants because of their religious beliefs. But even if Voss Lighting believes, as its website states, that its "biblical mission" is to sell lighting products, that doesn't make it a religious institution under U.S. law.
So when Voss allegedly... Read More »
By Juliet Williams
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state Assembly approved a bill Tuesday that would add more protections for religious freedom in the workplace, specifying that California discrimination laws also should apply to religious clothing, hairstyles and the right to carry religious objects.
The bill's... Read More »
You might expect a lingerie warehouse to have a pretty lax dress code for its employees. But a New Jersey woman claims that she was fired for her "too hot" outfits. Her Orthodox Jewish employers didn't appreciate her busty physique and form-fitting clothing, even thought they sold, in her words, "thongs with... Read More »
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former Kansas City woman who converted to Islam in 2005 said she was harassed for years at AT&T, and that the abuse boiled over in 2008 when her boss snatched her head scarf and exposed her hair.
A Jackson County jury on Thursday awarded Susann Bashir $5 million in punitive damages in... Read More »
Myron Cowher is not Jewish.
But as a truck driver for the New Jersey-based Carson & Roberts Site Construction & Engineering Inc., he says that he was the victim of anti-Semitic slurs. "Only a Jew would argue over his hours," a supervisor told him. In an unanimous ruling on Wednesday the Appellate... Read More »
A Christian doctor in the U.K. says he was fired for texting "Have a peaceful Christmas" to a colleague, emailing a prayer to hospital staff, and refusing to "refrain from using religious references in his professional communications verbal or written."
David Drew was the pediatric clinical director at... Read More »
Two British women who were punished for wearing crosses at work are taking their cases to Strasbourg, France, and the hallowed halls of the European Court of Human Rights. By international treaty, Europeans have the right "to manifest [their] religion or belief." The British Government will argue, however,... Read More »
Eight Muslim cab drivers in Orlando, Fla., claim their employer prohibited them from praying during work hours, and even assaulted and fired one of them for doing so. Now they're filing complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that they were discriminated against on the basis of... Read More »
By Sam Hananel
WASHINGTON -- Federal job discrimination complaints rose to an all-time high last year, led by an increase in bias charges based on religion and national origin.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received nearly 100,000 charges of discrimination during the 2011 fiscal year, the... Read More »
C. Martin Gaskell, who is an astronomer by trade, also happens to be an evangelical Christian. In his lawsuit, "Gaskell v. University of Kentucky," Gaskell contends he was denied a job because of his religious beliefs, reports The New York Times. Read More »