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US: Muslim Stewardess Fired for Refusing to Serve Alcohol

Muslim flight attendant put on administrative leave following complaint from colleague that she was not performing her duties.

A Muslim flight attendant in the United States claims she was suspended from ExpressJet Airlines for refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with the rules of her faith, CNN reports.

Charee Stanley has filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a bid to get her job back.

“What this case comes down to is no one should have to choose between their career and religion and it’s incumbent upon employers to provide a safe environment where employees can feel they can practice their religion freely,” Stanley’s attorney, Lena Masri, said.

Stanley, 40, began working for ExpressJet three years ago and converted to Islam a year into her employment there. According to Masri, she learned this year that Islam not only prohibits her from drinking alcohol, but serving it as well.


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