1. Religious workplace accommodation - the employee in question's position.
2. Corporate policy - in this instance, dress code.
Truthfully, I don't think most people here or in the general public care one way or the other if a fast food worker is wearing a long dress and/or if it was for religious reasons. I don't eat fast food, but when I did, I don't ever recall looking at a worker's pants or dress. Who looks to see what they have on? In terms of pants or dress, who really cares? I don't.
On the BK side, I can see where a dress could be a safety issue.
I could also see where the franchisee and/or BK may not really give a rat's ass about this particular issue, but looking at the broader picture, they don't want to set a precedent.
Religious fundamentalists - all religions have a fundie fringe - are ripping the world apart. Pick a country. It's certainly happening here in the U.S. If you are BK do where do you want to draw the line? I don't know. But, maybe BK has decided to try to draw the line here, with the case in the OP.
Why are people stating an alleged verbal contract as fact?
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
It will be interesting to see what happens in the next 10 years as Boomers hit retirement age full force. Will religious organizations see a resurgence in membership? If so, will they accommodate a suddenly huge demographic of disabled people?
Why? Because of the definition of ownership.
Ownership - the right and act of controlling something.
This gives the property owner the right to control access and use of such property. In this case I said no to guns on my property.
Hang on a minute. She was hired in August 2010. Arrived at work for orientation, the store management informed Ms. McShanthat she could not wear a skirt and that she had to leave the store. She never even worked a day there. That was two years ago.
It's taken 2 years to file the lawsuit and she's claiming back pay with prejudgment interest, reinstatement or frontpay in lieu thereof etc etc...
Are you kidding me? Two years? Please tell me she has secured employment elsewhere or at the very least been busting her ass exploring every avenue to find something suitable....
Why do we fall?
So we can learn to pick ourselves up.