Page 75 of 103 FirstFirst ... 2565737475767785 ... LastLast
Results 741 to 750 of 1026

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

  1. #741
    Global Moderator
    The Truth is out there.
    Kal'Stang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bonners Ferry ID USA
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    32,858
    Blog Entries
    1

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    She says it is
    Just because she says it is doesn't mean that it is.
    I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang

    My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang

  2. #742
    Guru
    Muddy Creek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Last Seen
    04-05-13 @ 09:02 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,103

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

    Don't know for sure. But here is a precedent I did find.

    Pentecostal woman wins fight to not wear pants uniform - USATODAY.com

    A Pentecostal woman who refused to wear pants as part of her bus driver uniform has prompted the region's transit system to implement new policies to accommodate employees' religious practices.

    The woman, Gloria Jones, filed a complaint last September, claiming that she was not hired as a Metro bus operator due to religious discrimination, according to Steven Taubenkibel, spokesman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

    Jones met the qualifications for the position; however, she declined to wear the pants required for the uniform because of her Apostolic Pentecostal faith. She made a verbal request to be allowed to wear a skirt, and Metro terminated her application.

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement between Jones and the transit agency, which agreed to pay her more than $47,000, according to the Associated Press. The agency also agreed to pay $2,500 to two others who said Metro didn't accommodate their beliefs.

    The agency will also be implementing new procedures to better accommodate employee's religious practices, including the creation of a request form and training for supervisors on the issue.

    "The agency is going to work within reasonable efforts to accommodate employees," said Taubenkibel, explaining that each request will be taken on a case-by-case basis.

    Jones can now reapply for the position, and if hired, would need to request an exemption to the uniform policy, a Metro spokeswoman said.

    The Orthodox Union, the nation's largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, said the proposed Workplace Religious Freedom Act, which has been stalled in Congress, would help provide a "single, balanced national standard for the protection of religious freedom."

    . . .
    Hey, if I declare myself to be a nudist and that is my religion, think it'll pass muster on this Title VII deal at BK?
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

  3. #743
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:32 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    29,774

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    The first amendment says no one can interfere with a person's religious freedom.
    It says nothing of the sort. It says *CONGRESS* will make no laws, last I checked, Burger King was not Congress.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! YouTube me! VidMe me!

  4. #744
    Guru
    Muddy Creek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Last Seen
    04-05-13 @ 09:02 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,103

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Just because she says it is doesn't mean that it is.


    I'm pretty sure that the rest of the story validates my point that she said it was and it's turning out to be just that.
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

  5. #745
    Guru
    Muddy Creek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Last Seen
    04-05-13 @ 09:02 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,103

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It says nothing of the sort. It says *CONGRESS* will make no laws, last I checked, Burger King was not Congress.
    Right....and those are based on the laws under Title VII with regard to discrimination.
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

  6. #746
    Sage
    lizzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    between two worlds
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,581

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Don't know for sure. But here is a precedent I did find.

    Pentecostal woman wins fight to not wear pants uniform - USATODAY.com




    Hey, if I declare myself to be a nudist and that is my religion, think it'll pass muster on this Title VII deal at BK?
    Probably not. You'd likely be charged with indecent exposure or lewd behavior.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
    -C G Jung

  7. #747
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Seen
    07-16-14 @ 01:18 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    47,571

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Don't know for sure. But here is a precedent I did find.

    Pentecostal woman wins fight to not wear pants uniform - USATODAY.com



    Hey, if I declare myself to be a nudist and that is my religion, think it'll pass muster on this Title VII deal at BK?
    Probably not, as that would be health code violation. LOL! But geesh, I wonder what is more important? Health code violations or freedom to express your religious beliefs at the workplace?

  8. #748
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:32 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    29,774

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Right....and those are based on the laws under Title VII with regard to discrimination.
    I was responding to something that specifically said the First Amendment.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! YouTube me! VidMe me!

  9. #749
    Mod Conspiracy Theorist
    rocket88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    A very blue state
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,152

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Does BK have a requirement that pants must be worn? All I've found so far is their non-skid shoes requirement.
    Every BK franchise may be a bit different.

    I tend to think that wearing a skirt is not an unreasonable accomodation. It's not like she's a Hindu and has religious objections to cooking or serving beef. That would be unreasonable given that beef is BK's core business.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oborosen View Post
    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

  10. #750
    Guru
    Muddy Creek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Last Seen
    04-05-13 @ 09:02 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,103

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Probably not. You'd likely be charged with indecent exposure or lewd behavior.
    Think , so?
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

Page 75 of 103 FirstFirst ... 2565737475767785 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •