Discrimination | £16m awarded to worker after being forced to work Sundays

£16m awarded to worker after being forced to work Sundays

A Miami woman who worked as a dishwasher has been awarded $21.5million (£16.6million) after her employer was found to have violated her religious rights by repeatedly scheduling her to work on Sundays before firing her – NBC News reports.

Marie Jean Pierre, who worked for Conrad Miami, sued Virginia-based Park Hotels & Resorts in 2017 for violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The landmark law bans employment discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex or national origin.

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Comments (1)

  • Sir
    Sir
    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 1:32pm GMT
    Why take a job where you have to work on Sundays when you don't want to work Sundays ? - looking for trouble ? Isn't the art of job-hunting looking for a job that suits you ? - not finding any old job and then trying to force the employer to make it work around you ?
    It's like taking a job in a bakery and not liking an early morning start (because of your disability) ! If you don't like it, don't take it !

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