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Religious Liberty!

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WallsBalkanization moves on merrily along.

WABC:

– A man is suing Costco for religious discrimination.

He tells Eyewitness News exclusively that when he refused to work with pork, the major retailer sent him outside to gather carts.

“Just because you have a different belief, that doesn’t give anybody the right to treat you different,” said Jean Camara, suing Costco.

That’s why Jean Camara says he’s doing what he’s doing, suing Costco for religious employment discrimination. The devout Muslim says he was working as a cashier’s assistant at the Costco in Sunset Park Brooklyn in September of 2012 when pork came across the conveyor belt. It’s against his religious beliefs to touch either pork or alcohol.Camara says after telling his managers this, they transferred him outside collecting the shopping carts.

Camara says they never told him why he was reassigned.

“I think that as the case progresses in the trial we are in now, I think the facts are going to come out and they’re going to speak for themselves,” said Chauncey Henry, Camara’s attorney.

Camara says he asked his managers if he could work in the electronics department, but his requests were repeatedly denied.
He ended up filing a human rights complaint against the company. 16 days later, he was fired for insubordinate conduct.

“We all share different beliefs so we all should be treated equally no matter what belief we have,” Camara said.

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4 comments

  • Cephus · April 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    What does he mean they didn’t tell him why he was being transferred? It’s because he refused to do the job he was previously assigned to do! If you’re going to be a cashier, you are going to come into contact with pork products or alcohol. If you can’t deal with that, you can’t be a cashier. Is this person really so stupid they can’t figure this simple fact out? At least getting carts, he has virtually no chance of offending his religious sensibilities.

    You just can’t make some people happy.

  • Narr · April 9, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Cephus: Yes, the person really is that stupid, but he’s apparently smart enough to understand the value of the Islam card.

    Narr

  • Cephus · April 10, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Unfortunately, this isn’t a problem just with the religious, we see the exact same thing on the left, where they seem to think that they can make any action, no matter how socially unacceptable, and not only receive no criticism or negative repercussions, they expect everyone to ride them around on their shoulders for their stupidity.

    The religious right and the social left have a lot more in common than anyone wants to admit.

  • JamesmrG · April 14, 2015 at 1:30 am

    I think the facts are going to come out indeed. That Camaran is a moron. This is a frivolous lawsuit as any. Can’t wait to see the look on his face when the judge dismisses.

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