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Witch side is right?

Woman fired for asking for Samhain off.

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IhartU

Asked by IhartU at 2:02 PM on Dec. 13, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Sounds like discrimination to me. None of their beeswax why she wanted it off since she had that time available to her.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 6:07 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 2:03 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • The women.. its her beliefs.. even if bath and body works doesnt believe in them.. she has been there for 8 yearS!! as long as she requested the time off and went through the proper protocall for being off work.. i dont see how she did anything wrong!
    maybebaby83

    Answer by maybebaby83 at 2:09 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • I think Bath and Body Works is going to be hiring for a management position in the very near future...
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:09 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • ALSO... no one has any business to know why you are taking off. your time off is your time off. you can go dance naked in the streets if you want on your days off.
    maybebaby83

    Answer by maybebaby83 at 2:11 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • It's HER vacation time and what she does when she is on vacation is HER business, not her employer's. Turn the tables and ask yourself what would happen if an employer fired a Christian for taking time off for Christmas, or a Hindu for taking time off for Diwali, etc.. If the information in that article is correct, she has every right to sue and win.
    jessradtke

    Answer by jessradtke at 2:22 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • She requested the time off as she normally did at that time of year... it's religious discrimination. They have no right to fire her over how she spends her days off. She did nothing wrong.
    mom2BOYZnDad

    Answer by mom2BOYZnDad at 2:24 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • "ALSO... no one has any business to know why you are taking off. your time off is your time off. you can go dance naked in the streets if you want on your days off."


     


    This :-)


    Sounds like she is being discriminated against based on her beliefs.


    As far as I know, that is still illegal.

    diospira

    Answer by diospira at 2:24 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • The one that can spell "which" correctly.
    Imogine

    Answer by Imogine at 2:36 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • It looks pretty cut & dry. The company is going to loose that suit & now they have a bad name in the press. Don't they teach supervisors about discrimination when they are hired or promoted? The supervisor who fired her better be the one needing a new job now. Unless there are issues that are not reported, B&B is in trouble & rightly so.

    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 2:37 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

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