Muslim flight attendant sues after she’s suspended for refusing to serve alcohol

A Muslim flight attendant has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit after being suspended from her job for refusing to serve alcohol to customers because of her religious beliefs.

Charee Stanley, a Michigan employee of ExpressJet who converted to Islam a month after being hired by the company, has enlisted the Council on American Islamic Relations to help her in her efforts, Detroit CBS-TV affiliate WWJ reported.

“We notified ExpressJet Airlines of its obligation under the law to reasonably accommodate Ms. Stanley’s religious beliefs,” her CAIR attorney, Lena Masri, said at a news conference Tuesday. “Instead, ExpressJet chose to violate Ms. Stanley’s constitutional rights, placed her on administrative leave for 12 months, after which her employment may be administratively terminated.”

According to Masri, Stanley had an arrangement with other flight attendants that they would serve alcohol on her flights, but that stopped after another flight attendant filed a complaint against Stanley over her Muslim head scarf.

The executive director of CAIR-Michigan told WWJ News that the organization reached out to the company before filing the lawsuit, but that the response “was not positive.”

ExpressJet spokesman Jarek Beem issued a statement to WWJ News on Tuesday.

“At ExpressJet, we embrace and respect the values of all of our team members,” he said. “We are an equal-opportunity employer with a long history of diversity in our workforce. As Ms. Stanley is an employee, we are not able to comment on her personnel matters.”

Stanley contends her suspension is unfair.

“I don’t think that I should have to choose between practicing my religion properly or earning a living,” she told WWJ News. “I shouldn’t have to choose between one or the other, because they’re both important.”

Now let’s see whether liberal groups demand that she find another job, as they have of Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who is in jail after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Carmine Sabia Jr started his own professional wrestling business at age 18 and went on to become a real estate investor. Currently he is a pundit who covers political news and current events.
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177 thoughts on “Muslim flight attendant sues after she’s suspended for refusing to serve alcohol

  1. Sanjaa Weber says:

    I am atheist and smoke, I also drink wine with meals. However, flying dries you out. Water is best. Just ban booze on planes like smoking . The airlines save money and hassle dealling with drunks.

  2. Sanjaa Weber says:

    Many places you can’t take children into a bar. ON an aircraft they have no choice.

  3. Sanjaa Weber says:

    I have never had any problems with Muslims but plenty of problems with Buybull thumping retards getting in my face. I am happy atheist.

  4. TBD says:

    Serving alcohol is written into her job description and if she’s passing off that responsibility to other stewardesses then she’s not being fair to them. The airline is an EEO and hired her despite the restrictions of her Muslim faith. Her faith clearly prohibits them from drinking alcohol, it does not prohibit them from serving alcohol as a part of their job responsibilities. She should be fired. There’s a lot more Muslim women out there who need a job that will perform it according to airline and religious protocol.

  5. ONLYJB1 says:

    I may be the dummy here, but I’ll bet within her job description it was stated that she would be serving alcoholic beverages to customers. She doesn’t have a leg to stand on and she needs to be made to move on!

  6. DwightMann says:

    Maybe she should work at IHOP and have somebody else serve the bacon, ham and sausage.

  7. Gregory James Hellenkamp says:

    Wouldn’t the Prophet want her just to breed? What is she doing in so close contact to males?

  8. BunkerHillPatroit says:

    Hey b*t*h move back to the middle east if do like the rules especially when you knew what the job requirements were, just leave now stop wasting our time with your phony tripe pork BS.

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