01 September 2015

Group says coworker objected to Muslim flight attendant (who objects to serving alcohol)

A Muslim-American group says an employee complaint prompted an ExpressJet Airlines decision to place on leave a Detroit-based flight attendant who objects to serving alcohol based on her religious beliefs as a Muslim.

A discrimination complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the airline initially agreed to 40-year-old Charee Stanley’s request for a religious accommodation after she raised the issue with her supervisor in June.

Her supervisor, Melanie Brown, directed Stanley to make arrangements with the other flight attendants on duty, so Stanley wouldn’t have to serve alcohol to passengers who ordered it, according to the complaint. [The Detroit News] Read more