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    Re: Christian Woman Fired from Burger King for Wearing Skirt Instead of Pants

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Pretty much. You go on their property, you take one of their jobs, you play by their rules and that usually includes a dress code of some sort. I guess a dress code is shocking to some people though.
    The company's unwillingness to allow a MINOR variation that will make no functional difference to accomodate a religious belief that is extremely important to this woman, is shocking.

    Well not shocking... I've seen firsthand what douchebags employers can be especially in recent years. For frack's sake it's not like she's insisting on working naked in high heels to please the Almighty Zarquon or something.

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    Re: Christian Woman Fired from Burger King for Wearing Skirt Instead of Pants

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Pretty much. You go on their property, you take one of their jobs, you play by their rules and that usually includes a dress code of some sort. I guess a dress code is shocking to some people though.
    Suppose their rules included sucking the boss' dick once a week?

    Just because it is their company does not mean they get to dictate everything their way. People have rights and they don't give them up just to be employed.

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    Re: Christian Woman Fired from Burger King for Wearing Skirt Instead of Pants

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    There's no rational reason to want to work at a place that you know will require you to dress a certain way either.

    Second that.

    But sadly that's how the human mind of some works. They are bent on doing what they are not allowed to do.


    and then they sue.... oh joy!

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    Re: Christian Woman Fired from Burger King for Wearing Skirt Instead of Pants

    What I keep thinking about is the safety issue. I just wonder which is safer, a long skirt or pants?

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    Re: Christian Woman Fired from Burger King for Wearing Skirt Instead of Pants

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The company's unwillingness to allow a MINOR variation that will make no functional difference to accomodate a religious belief that is extremely important to this woman, is shocking.
    The company did then changed their minds...

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    Re: Christian Woman Fired from Burger King for Wearing Skirt Instead of Pants

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    There's no rational reason to want to work at a place that you know will require you to dress a certain way either.
    That is not the case in this instance

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    Re: Christian Woman Fired from Burger King for Wearing Skirt Instead of Pants

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    What I keep thinking about is the safety issue. I just wonder which is safer, a long skirt or pants?
    A whole lotta moms wore long skirts in the kitchen cooking for centuries, and I dont recall ever hearing that it was a safety hazard as opposed to pants.

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    Re: Christian Woman Fired from Burger King for Wearing Skirt Instead of Pants

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I don't agree with the Pentecostals on the whole skirts vs pants things either... but it matters a lot to this woman and I don't see any harm in it, so I agree BK is just being a corporate douche about it.


    A lot of employers are being FAR more dictatorial towards employees in recent years than was the case when the economy was booming.... because they CAN, since most people are desperate to keep their jobs. Back when unemployement fell below 4% and employers were DESPERATE to fill positions with warm bodies, THEY were a lot more accomodating and open handed towards individual employees... now it is squeeze-the-turnip time.

    They're dicks.
    i understand that there is no harm in it, but when we start letting religious practices dictate our businesses things are going to get ugly. It is not discrimination to require the same things for all employees. She was not discriminated against. That is equal. To give her special rights would be unfair to the next guy who wants to wear a cowboy hat instead of a baseball bk cap. That wouldnt hurt anything either. soon you'd have every employee with their own dress code and there is no need of that. BK management may be dicks, but they are not doing anything actually wrong......even morally. THis makes business sense.
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    Re: Christian Woman Fired from Burger King for Wearing Skirt Instead of Pants

    Good point Goshin

    I would note her religion is being silly though as to them being Male clothes. IN some civilizations skirts are male clothes (scots) and when Hemingway saw Greek casualties in some war he wrote about soldiers in "ballet skirts" because Greek elites wore what would appear to be tutus with white hose.

    but nonetheless, as someone who practices employment discrimination law, Title VII requires reasonable accommodations and that is a reasonable accommodation because it does not interfere with a seniority system (a junior employee requiring saturdays off due to religion can sometimes run up against a bona fide seniority system) or a safety issue (BK is hardly a factory where long skirts might be hazardous-it was WWII and women working in factories that made trousers a female fashion staple)

    so I think BK will lose this one

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    Re: Christian Woman Fired from Burger King for Wearing Skirt Instead of Pants

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    The company did then changed their minds...
    I dont think we really know that. She is claiming that. I think we can all agree that people will fabricate in order to win. (either side)
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