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If the school disctrict had an enforced policy not to grant unpaid leave except on emergency issues (ie a family member was involved in a car accident and you had to take care of them) then she should lose the lawsuit.
If however the school disctrict tended to grant unpaid leave, but decided not to grant her unpaid leave (without good reason, such as she teaches a specialized course that a subsitute could not fill in) then she just might have a reasonable case
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Also while rituals may change over the years, the basic ideas generally remain the same. AND again since the Saudis control access to Mecca and the Hajj they decide when people can apply for visa for the Hajj, and a strict Islamic state isn't interested in someone's excuse that they have a job to do, and isn't willing to bend the rules to hold the Hajj year ahead. AND its up to her to decide what parts of her faith to hold and not uphold, just as its her choice which faith to follow or not to follow one at all.
Whats really ridiculous is how many people, who constantly claim to know everything about Islam in other topics, clearly show here they don't understand the basics of the religion.
Last edited by Wiseone; 12-15-10 at 09:31 PM.
and no one still has answered the question:
why didn't she just save up her vacation and take paid leave to make the hajj? if they had denied her vacation to make the trip, then she'd have an actual case.
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