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reply to post by buster2010
It is the business owner's prerogative to hire and fire. If the employee won't do the job as required, he can be fired. End of statement.
All of this about religion is a smokescreen.
Think about it this way - If you were a regular employee of Star and you just up and refused to haul the assigned load, how do you think they would react? You are an employee who basically said, "No, I won't do my job."
It doesn't matter what your reasons are. Why should they be special?
You are right and wrong at the same time. They have a right to hire and fire as they choose. Let me point out where they screwed up. When the drivers told them we refuse to carry these loads because it is against our religion that is when Star screwed up. You cannot fire a person for not wanting to do something that is against their faith. People have the right to exercise their religion.
reply to post by nenothtu
Sorry I disappoint you all the rest of the time?
Pamela Geller the Islamophobe queen has it wrong again.
What does Christianity mean today? National Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. One day soon National Socialism will be the religion of all Germans. My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel.
Idiots like them will just make it harder for other muslims to get employment.
So companies having to follow the law is forcing Sharia on Americans the Founding Fathers would ask Geller if she had ever read the Constitution. Her answer of course would be what's the Constitution.
Seeing how Star is not crying we are Christian so it isn't one religion against another but Star is violating the First amendment because it is violating the drivers right to exercise freedom of religion. So the government is not overstepping it's authority it's following the law unlike Star.
They have a right to hire and fire as they choose. Let me point out where they screwed up. When the drivers told them we refuse to carry these loads because it is against our religion that is when Star screwed up. You cannot fire a person for not wanting to do something that is against their faith. People have the right to exercise their religion.
In granting unyielding weighting in favor of Sabbath observers over all other interests, the statute has a [472 U.S. 703, 704] primary effect that impermissibly advances a particular religious practice. Pp. 708-711.
Failure to accommodate the religious beliefs of employees, when this can be done without undue hardship, violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion. The EEOC filed suit, (EEOC v. Star Transport, Inc., Civil Action No. 13 C 01240-JES-BGC, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois in Peoria, assigned to U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid), after first attempting to reach a voluntary settlement through its statutory conciliation process. The agency seeks back pay and compensatory and punitive damages for the fired truck drivers and an order barring future discrimination and other relief.