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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Right. So you prefer to let employers dictate to employees, and tell them if they want to be employed they will have to give up the dictates of their conscience, violate their own deeply held beliefs, and either suffer the guilt this choice will impose on them or else suffer unemployment... even if the accomodation is a TRIVIAL minor thing.

    Really?

    Damn.
    If the rules don't discriminate against a specific sect over another, I don't see a problem. - All BK's code does is discriminate against people who wear dresses. That's not religious based discrimination.
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    Re: Christian Woman Fired from Burger King for Wearing Skirt Instead of Pants

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Right. So you prefer to let employers dictate to employees, and tell them if they want to be employed they will have to give up the dictates of their conscience, violate their own deeply held beliefs, and either suffer the guilt this choice will impose on them or else suffer unemployment... even if the accomodation is a TRIVIAL minor thing.

    Really?

    Damn.
    lets pretend i am an athiest who works at bk next to this woman and see her in a skirt and want to know why she doesnt have to adhere to dress code. I want an exception too. Clearly they will tell me it for her religion. Do you think religious people should be given different treatment than athiests? In the name of equality I should be able to demand my own dress code exception. I want to wear a cowboy hat. Would that be ok? Because in the name of equality anything you do for one employee you have to do for them all. and when we are both out of uniform the next guy will want to too... and so forth.
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    Re: Christian Woman Fired from Burger King for Wearing Skirt Instead of Pants

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Right. So you prefer to let employers dictate to employees, and tell them if they want to be employed they will have to give up the dictates of their conscience, violate their own deeply held beliefs, and either suffer the guilt this choice will impose on them or else suffer unemployment... even if the accomodation is a TRIVIAL minor thing.

    Really?

    Damn.
    Hoe many rainbow flags have you seen a Chick-fil-a? That employees are wearing.

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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.
    Because telling you to keep your religious crap at home is uncalled for. Right...

    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.
    Sounds like business!

    Unless she's not attractive then its simply not cool. *Shakes finger*

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No it's not. That's their job. Their existence is ridiculous. If an employer wants to ask its' employees to wear pants, skirts, or nothing at all in order to perform the job - the job belongs to the employer. Not the employee. Folks shouldn't take jobs that would require them to violate their conscience and then expect special treatment when they refuse to do so.

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

    Maybe it's for safety reasons, so that legs are not exposed to hot grease and stuff.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    No Goshin ... I only say that if you are a religious fundamentalist - left or right- do not try to push your ideas on your employers throat.

    That's all.
    That is not what is happening in this case. The lady wanted to fulfil her religious obligation to wear a skirt. She says the interviewer told her it would be ok. Then she was fired for not wearing pants.

    Allowing someone to wear a skirt while working at BK is a minor accomodation that hurts no one. Also, as Turtle pointed out, IT IS THE LAW that reasonable accomodation must be made for religious requirements if it is feasible to do so in the worksite in question. In this case there is no question that a skirt would harm nothing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Maybe BK was the only job she could find that actually offered her employment. Times are tough. And again, this is a trivial, minor accomodation.
    jobs have requirements. For instance if you were out of work and looking really really hard for employement I wouldnt be able to hire you unless you met certain criteria and were willing to adhere to my companies policies. How tough the employment market is isnt going to come into play. If you cannot abide by the rules in your employee handbook, you'd be let go.
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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
    Actually it is the case in this instance. BK has a clear, well known policy that a uniform is required and that that uniform is a shirt and slacks. This woman knew about it and she still went looking for a job there.
    Nope the facts as expressed by the EEOC after their investigation into this matter show that BK knew of the dress requirement by the prospective enployee and agreed to that ....only after she was hired did they change their potion and then informed her she could not dress in the manner prescribed by her religion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    That is not what is happening in this case. The lady wanted to fulfil her religious obligation to wear a skirt. She says the interviewer told her it would be ok. Then she was fired for not wearing pants.

    Allowing someone to wear a skirt while working at BK is a minor accomodation that hurts no one. Also, as Turtle pointed out, IT IS THE LAW that reasonable accomodation must be made for religious requirements if it is feasible to do so in the worksite in question. In this case there is no question that a skirt would harm nothing.
    theere is a question of harm. the chain reaction it could set off. we also do not know what took place in the interview other than her claims. Furthermore they did not let her wear a skirt for a while then changed their mind. She was told no at her first attempt to wear a skirt to work.
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