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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Good for Wegmans! It is their choice, their business and their policy. Good on them!










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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    trying to snake in a way of accusing me of anti-Muslim bigotry, is pretty dishonest of you.
    I quoted exactly what you said in a previous post that contradicts what you said at a later stage. Feel free to debate on that instead of this nonsense.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    How far does she expect to be protected? Full-blown pork products like bacon? That seems obvious. How about partial pork products like cheap hots dogs that contain some pork along with other meats? How about gelatin?

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    sorry to be the contrarian here, but I think this is absolutely ridiculous.

    as a Jew, if I had problems touching a box or plastic package with pork or shellfish inside it, I would NOT work at a store that sold pork or shellfish.

    I think this girl is wrong to ask to not have to handle pork or alcohol containing packages, and the store is even more wrong in enabling such an attitude of entitlement.

    ugggg.
    It's not often that Thunder and I see eye-to-eye on anything, but we're on the same page, here.

    This girl was hired to do a job. She knew her job would include selling alcohol and pork products. If she can't do that, she needs to find another job.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    She doesn't drink or eat pork because of her religious beliefs. How is this NOT discrimination on religious grounds?

    She doesn't have to be discriminating against a SPECIFIC religion for it to be religious discrimination. She is discriminating against ALL non-Muslims. It's still discrimination. Just like a white person not discriminating against specifically black people, but rather ALL non-whites is still discrimination.

    Whether she's discriminating based on all of her religious requirements is also not relevant. She is still discriminating based on two of them - no drinking, and no pork.
    She isn't discriminating against people because of their religious beliefs. That's what 'discrimination on religious grounds' means. She is reluctant to handle certain items because of her religious beliefs - but that only means she doesn't want to serve you if you're buying those items at the time, not depending on what your beliefs are.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Good for Wegmans! It is their choice, their business and their policy. Good on them!
    good for their conscience maybe

    but bad for the bottom line.

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Incidentally: the law in the UK.

    Indirect discrimination would occur if a butcher stated that job applicants must be willing to handle pork and pork products. This would indirectly discriminate against Muslims and Jews, who regard pork meat as unclean. However, this could be justified if the butcher could show that:

    *This requirement was absolutely necessary
    *There was no way that the job holder could avoid handling pork
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
    She isn't discriminating against people because of their religious beliefs. That's what 'discrimination on religious grounds' means. She is reluctant to handle certain items because of her religious beliefs - but that only means she doesn't want to serve you if you're buying those items at the time, not depending on what your beliefs are.
    as I stated before, Jews are required to drink alcohol during Passover and other holidays.

    this means that this lady will NOT be serving many Jews during this week.

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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I don't want this legislated on. But I'd love to see a court tell this girl that her lawsuit is frivolous.

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    Yes. It's exactly what I said it was to begin with.

    You'd rather have seen this decision made by government than by a freely-reached agreement between the parties involved.
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    Re: Sign at Wegmans draws attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    as I stated before, Jews are required to drink alcohol during Passover and other holidays.

    this means that this lady will NOT be serving many Jews during this week.
    ...because Jews are required to buy alcohol every time they go shopping?
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