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Nursing home refused to allow Muslim worker to wear hijab, government lawsuit alleges
http://www.mcknights.com ^ | july 9, 2014 | stephanie h. kim

Posted on 07/12/2014 11:29:10 AM PDT by lowbridge

An Alabama nursing home is being sued after it allegedly refused to allow a Muslim worker to wear a hijab on the job, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week. 

Shadescrest Health Care Center hired Tracy Martin as a certified nursing assistant in August 2012, according to the lawsuit. Martin reportedly wore the hijab on Aug. 9 and was told to “remove the head covering or be subject to termination,” according to the government'spress release published Monday. Martin filed a discrimination charge with the EEOC and was fired weeks after Shadescrest received notice of the complaint. 

The EEOC charges that Martin was fired “in retaliation” to her discrimination complaint and for her attempt to exercise her religious rights, the government alleges. 

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: eeoc; islam

1 posted on 07/12/2014 11:29:10 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/7-7-14.cfm


2 posted on 07/12/2014 11:29:52 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Patients should counter sue that they were terrorized by the hajib and expected to be killed for being infidels.


3 posted on 07/12/2014 11:33:55 AM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: lowbridge

Looked way too much like , The Grim Reaper ?


4 posted on 07/12/2014 11:35:26 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: lowbridge

Oh, no, this simply cannot be!

Hang the nursing home managers by their thumbs; draw and quarter ‘em; blow them from cannons; lynch them from light poles.

But never, never, never assert that those owning and managing facilities of any sort should be able to set policy.

Not in Obama’s Politically Correct Marxist States of America.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 11:35:47 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: lowbridge

good for them

who wants to see that s#i+ in an old folks home anyway ?


6 posted on 07/12/2014 11:38:19 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: DannyTN

You’re d@amn right! I like my head where it is!


7 posted on 07/12/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Take back our republic. Article V.)
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To: lowbridge

Don’t try it with a traditional nun’s habit.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 11:39:56 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: DannyTN

Here in the belly of the `Great Satan’, wearing the hijab is an in-your-face to “infidels”. The residents have a right to be fearful of a member of the staff going jihad on them.

OBTW, can you trust your Muslim doctor?


9 posted on 07/12/2014 11:40:46 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: lowbridge
A nursing home vs. the full weight of the Federal Government.

Wonder who's going to win this one?

10 posted on 07/12/2014 11:40:50 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: lowbridge

Strangely, liberals who would deny the religious freedom of employers over free contraceptives would support the religious freedom of workers to wear a hockey mask.


11 posted on 07/12/2014 11:42:31 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: lowbridge

She probably skips the alcohol hand wipes too - those aren’t Halal you know. And yes, in Obamastan the feds will back her up (and tell you to STFU about your grandmother’s infection.)


12 posted on 07/12/2014 11:42:48 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: lowbridge

If the law requires them to keep her in their employ, I think they would be doing their patients a favor by allowing her to wear her muslim costume. It identifies her as a vagina for satan, which lets the patients know they need to take precautions.


13 posted on 07/12/2014 11:44:13 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: elcid1970

“if you Like Your Mooselim Doctor....


14 posted on 07/12/2014 11:44:28 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Dagnabitt

She probably skips the alcohol hand wipes too

do they use toilet paper ?


15 posted on 07/12/2014 11:50:43 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Dagnabitt

I got a question do I have right sue her personally if my sick grandma get sick because of not washing her hands I think I have a case in State of CA


16 posted on 07/12/2014 11:50:47 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: lowbridge
Did she show up in it during any of the job interviews?

Did she show up with it on her first day of work?

If the answer is no, then it's not a religions conviction that causes her to wear it, it's a political one.

17 posted on 07/12/2014 11:51:49 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: lowbridge

Its not a good thing for a nursing home worker to walk around dressed like the Grim Reaper.


18 posted on 07/12/2014 11:53:07 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: Dagnabitt
A nursing home vs. the full weight of the Federal Government. Wonder who's going to win this one?

Hobby Lobby.....

19 posted on 07/12/2014 11:54:32 AM PDT by terycarl
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To: lowbridge

An employer has the right to implement a dress code. If she didn’t like it, she is free to find employment elsewhere.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 11:59:48 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“Strangely, liberals who would deny the religious freedom of employers over free contraceptives would support the religious freedom of workers to wear a hockey mask.”

Excellent point, right on the money!


21 posted on 07/12/2014 12:00:55 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: lowbridge

Don’t hire the death-cultists to begin with. Helpless people don’t need to see someone who believes all ‘infidels’ should die as their ‘caretaker’. That’s mental cruelty. I swear, what will it take for people to realize that TREATING Muslims like civilized people does NOT make them civilized. Islam is a toxic ideology and no one who subscribes to it can be trusted.


22 posted on 07/12/2014 12:05:03 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: lowbridge
it didn't wear one when it applied for the job, so it doesn't need to wear one ON the job...
23 posted on 07/12/2014 12:06:06 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: lowbridge

wearing that grab is not a requirement of their religion. It may be the case if they go to the mosque or in their country which stones women for less. But this is the USA!!


24 posted on 07/12/2014 12:06:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MamaTexan

+1


25 posted on 07/12/2014 12:10:59 PM PDT by Sparklite
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To: lowbridge

I guess this means that ny black males who work there can wear hoodies, and any skinheads can wear KKK hoods?


26 posted on 07/12/2014 12:12:43 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: lowbridge
Can Muslim nurses and doctors be trusted with the care of non-Muslim, especially Jewish patients?

Not if they actually follow their faith.

In the UK, they are allowed to skip using alcohol as a disinfectant. How special.
27 posted on 07/12/2014 12:13:36 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: lowbridge

So we’re for religious freedom, just not for everybody.


28 posted on 07/12/2014 12:23:35 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: lowbridge

Nurses have uniforms. Period. Those are the conditions of this job, take it or leave it. There should be some lawyer who can make that case in a courtroom. The elderly have a hard enough time as is, some with chronic aches and pains, some have lost all important family members. They may not want their nurse concealing her face all day. What? am I so germy and contagious that she needs such high level protection? Speak up, employers, don’t be so quick to submit.


29 posted on 07/12/2014 12:26:41 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lowbridge

If the clients ain’t happy, she gotta go.


30 posted on 07/12/2014 12:26:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: lowbridge

Apparently they didn’t know she was a muslim when they hired her.


31 posted on 07/12/2014 12:35:26 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: lowbridge

Hello, this is America. Wear you bags in the sand-country. Here we speak English and women go free. Amazing concept.


32 posted on 07/12/2014 12:46:19 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: lowbridge

Your tax dollars at work, defending the poor and downtrodden.
Residents must have thought she was a moving garbage bag and littered the floor throwing things at it.


33 posted on 07/12/2014 12:58:02 PM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: lowbridge
It probably wasn't the hijab, it was probably the large scythe....


34 posted on 07/12/2014 12:59:32 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: lowbridge; All
"... U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ..."
FR: Never Accept the Premise of Your Opponent’s Argument

With the exception of the federal entities indicated in the Constitution's Clauses 16 & 17 of Section 8 of Article I as examples, entities under the exclusive legislative control of Congress, and regardless what FDR's misguided activist justices wanted everybody to believe about the scope of Congress's Commerce Clause powers when it decided Wickard v. Filburn in Congress’s favor, the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate intrastate commerce, labor or employment issues. The states uniquely have the 10th Amendment-protected power to regulate such issues.

In fact, Justice John Marshall had officially clarifed that Congress has no constitutional authority to stick its big nose into any aspect of intrastate commerce.

”State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress [emphases added].” —Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

But the EEOC has actually got more constitutional problems than exercising constitutionally nonexistent federal government powers. More specifically, the Founding States had made the Constitution’s Sections 1-3 of Article I to clarify that all federal legislative powers are vested in the elected members of Congress, not in the executive or judicial branches, or in non-elected federal bureaucrats like those running the EEOC and the EPA. So Congress has a monopoly on federal legislative / regulatory powers whether it wants it or not. And by delegating legislative powers to non-elected third parties, Congress is wrongly protecting federal legislative powers from the wrath of the voters in blatant defiance of Sections 1-3 mentioned above imo.

So what the EEOC needs to start doing ASAP in order to preserve its very existence is the following. The EEOC needs to work with Congress to propose an amendment to the Constitution to the states, the amendment not only repealing Section 1 of Article I so that Congress can delegate legislative / regulatory powers to non-elected bureaucrats, but the amendment also needs to have a provision delegating to Congress the specific power to regulate intrastate equal employment opportunity issues since Congress never had such powers.

And if the states choose to ratify the EEOC’s amendment then Congress will have the power not only to address equal employment opportunity issues, but Congress will be able to delegate such powers to non-elected bureaucrats like those running constitutional undefined “independent federal regulatory agencies” like the EEOC and EPA, and the EEOC will be a hero.

35 posted on 07/12/2014 1:15:21 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: lowbridge

Kind of an unusual name for a muslam,Tracy. Martin.

Looking for a big settlement I bet.

Good luck finding your next job woman.


36 posted on 07/12/2014 4:38:32 PM PDT by Harold Shea
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To: lowbridge

stop hiring muslims. anyone you possibly think will give you trouble.


37 posted on 07/12/2014 6:52:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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