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I was fired because of my religion....

Anonymous
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Everyone else at my work is either christian or jewish. I am a Pagan and have been for a long time. Well it came up when I asked for the day off for the solstice. It was a busy work week and even though I asked for it weeks in advance my boss didnt know if he could give it to me. I told him that my family and I were having a solstice celebration.

He gave me it off but the next day I was fired. One of the managers said that he called me a witch and was afraid to have me in the company.

I was shocked and hurt. I spoke with a lawyer right away but nothing could be done because there was not enough employees. Now it has been awhile and I have a new job but with all the posts about people being not hired or fired for whatever reason I though I would share.
Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:43 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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troll

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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My family raised us to keep our religion private. they were persecuted for it long ago in world war 2. I'm sorry this happened to you. :/  Sometimes when ne door closes a better one opens I hope that was the case for you. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM
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Not everyone on here is a troll.

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troll

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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The number of employees does NOT exempt a company from antidiscrimination laws.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:47 AM
That is not what my lawyer said. Look it up. I believe he said 15 or 20 employees is the limit.

Quoting Anonymous: The number of employees does NOT exempt a company from antidiscrimination laws.
kaffedrikke
by Gold Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM
I'm sorry. I believe all faiths should be respected. In so far as no one is harmed. But they're not taken into account when it comes to time off for observations.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:49 AM
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It is 15 not 20, sorry about that. http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/religion.cfm

Quoting Anonymous: The number of employees does NOT exempt a company from antidiscrimination laws.
Aslen
by Ruby Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:55 AM

And you didn't report them to the labor board? Why on earth not?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Because there is nothing to report. I spoke with a lawyer they did nothing wrong legally speaking.

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And you didn't report them to the labor board? Why on earth not?

meaghan116
by Bronze Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:57 AM
That sucks! America was built if freedom of religion!
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