Muslim Flight Attendant Suspended For Not Serving Alcohol – Files EEOC Complaint (Video)
A Muslim flight attendant was suspended by ExpressJet for not serving alcohol to a customer.
Charee Stanley said her Muslim faith prohibits her from serving alcohol.
Isn’t serving alcohol about 50% of her workload?
Does she refuse to serve bacon, too?
Charee Stanley converted to the Religion of Peace two years ago.
A Muslim flight attendant says she was suspended by ExpressJet for refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with her Islamic faith.
In a bid to get her job back, Charee Stanley filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday for the revocation of a reasonable religious accommodation.
She wants to do her job without serving alcohol in accordance with her Islamic faith — just as she was doing before her suspension, her lawyer said.
“What this case comes down to is no one should have to choose between their career and religion and it’s incumbent upon employers to provide a safe environment where employees can feel they can practice their religion freely,” said Lena Masri, an attorney with Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Stanley, 40, started working for ExpressJet nearly three years ago. About two years ago she converted to Islam. This year she learned her faith prohibits her from not only consuming alcohol but serving it, too, Masri said.