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    Re: Muslim woman teacher sues U.S. school after being denied three weeks unpaid leave

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Wait a minute....I thought there was a seperation of church and state?

    And second, why do we have to get this from a UK news paper? Why isn't it reported here?

    And lastly, is this a pattern after Holder's speech to Muslims proclaiming to "not let anything bad happen to them?....

    Real Dhimmi's this bunch.


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    It was unpaid leave requested - kids get 2 weeks off of school for Christmas. . . and other teachers are permitted off for other holidays.

    If the issue is about something else they should have directed it to that.
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    Re: Muslim woman teacher sues U.S. school after being denied three weeks unpaid leave

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I support her

    It was unpaid leave requested - kids get 2 weeks off of school for Christmas. . . and other teachers are permitted off for other holidays.

    If the issue is about something else they should have directed it to that.
    correction, kids get 2 weeks off for winter break. and other teachers are permitted off for other federal holidays (as is she)

    the only way I can see her having a case is if the school board allows other teachers to take 3 weeks unpaid leave for personal, non-medical reasons.

    when I taught, we accrued 9 personal days per school year. there was no limit to the number of days you could store. why the hell didn't she just save up her vacation days for a couple of years and then take paid vacation for 3 weeks? there would've been nothing they could've done to stop her. they can't deny you vacation you have earned.

    there are too many options that were available to her. she is either stupid or she was looking to make a statement.
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    Re: Muslim woman teacher sues U.S. school after being denied three weeks unpaid leave

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    correction, kids get 2 weeks off for winter break. and other teachers are permitted off for other federal holidays (as is she)

    the only way I can see her having a case is if the school board allows other teachers to take 3 weeks unpaid leave for personal, non-medical reasons.

    when I taught, we accrued 9 personal days per school year. there was no limit to the number of days you could store. why the hell didn't she just save up her vacation days for a couple of years and then take paid vacation for 3 weeks? there would've been nothing they could've done to stop her. they can't deny you vacation you have earned.

    there are too many options that were available to her. she is either stupid or she was looking to make a statement.

    You are ofcourse correct Oscar, however, my problem lays with Holder taking this up on her behalf with my tax dollars.


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    Re: Muslim woman teacher sues U.S. school after being denied three weeks unpaid leave

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I think a more comparable situation would be that Catholics be allowed 40 days off for Lent. Would that be acceptable?


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    You realize that lent is an annual event, and a pilgrimage is a once in a lifetime event, right?

    Does the school district allow employees to take academic or personal sabbaticals?

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    Re: Muslim woman teacher sues U.S. school after being denied three weeks unpaid leave

    I think they should have allowed her to go on unpaid leave to go on a religious pilgrimage. I don't think her request was unreasonable and she has a right to sue.
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    Re: Muslim woman teacher sues U.S. school after being denied three weeks unpaid leave

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    You realize that lent is an annual event, and a pilgrimage is a once in a lifetime event, right?

    Does the school district allow employees to take academic or personal sabbaticals?
    I am quite sure they can take vacation, or personal time if they have it accrued...But to demand that she just be granted leave for religious reasons? No other religion could get away with that in the US today without liberals having a cow!


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    Re: Muslim woman teacher sues U.S. school after being denied three weeks unpaid leave

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    You realize that lent is an annual event, and a pilgrimage is a once in a lifetime event, right?

    Does the school district allow employees to take academic or personal sabbaticals?
    actually the pilgrimage is an annual event. muslims are required to take the hajj AT LEAST once. there are many who do it every year.
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    Re: Muslim woman teacher sues U.S. school after being denied three weeks unpaid leave

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think they should have allowed her to go on unpaid leave to go on a religious pilgrimage. I don't think her request was unreasonable and she has a right to sue.
    not many employers will allow you to take unpaid leave for personal reasons (religious or not). she should've saved up her vacation and taken 3 weeks paid leave. that way if they had denied her request to use her earned days of vacation she definitely would have a case.
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    Re: Muslim woman teacher sues U.S. school after being denied three weeks unpaid leave

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    not many employers will allow you to take unpaid leave for personal reasons (religious or not). she should've saved up her vacation and taken 3 weeks paid leave. that way if they had denied her request to use her earned days of vacation she definitely would have a case.
    I don't know the numbers for the average workplace, but I've granted quite a lot of leave - paid or otherwise - for employees who were failthful to the company and who had personal issues come up.

    The notion that "no one ever gets it" is ridiculous. I granted it for everything from finals-week for college students to legal issues for others.
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    Re: Muslim woman teacher sues U.S. school after being denied three weeks unpaid leave

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't know the numbers for the average workplace, but I've granted quite a lot of leave - paid or otherwise - for employees who were failthful to the company and who had personal issues come up.

    The notion that "no one ever gets it" is ridiculous. I granted it for everything from finals-week for college students to legal issues for others.
    the point is, if it is the school board's policy to not grant it and they have not granted it to others...she has no case for discrimination.
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