Source: The Guardian
Nicole Puglise in New York
A Muslim flight attendant who made headlines last year has sued her employer ExpressJet, alleging that she was wrongly suspended by the airline for requesting she not have to serve alcohol to passengers.
The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) filed the lawsuit in Michigan’s eastern district court last week on behalf of Charee Stanley.
Stanley began working for ExpressJet in 2013, around the time she converted toIslam, according to court documents. On her first day of the job, she requested that she be allowed to wear a hijab. That request was granted.
As Stanley continued to learn about her new religion, she “discovered that the Islamic proscription on consuming alcohol also extended to the act of serving alcohol to others” in 2015, the documents state.
She asked her employers if other flight attendants on duty could serve alcohol while she perform other tasks. Her employer approved and Stanley coordinated with her coworkers. “This arrangement worked smoothly and without causing any problems,” the suit states.