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muslim fired for not shaving his beard

#1LuigisBroPosted 8/4/2011 7:05:31 PM
sorry but freedom of religion does not exempt one from following a company's dress code

A Seattle-area Muslim man is suing his former employer, claiming he was fired as a security guard for refusing to shave the beard he wears for religious reasons.

http://news.yahoo.com/muslim-man-sues-wa-employer-firing-over-beard-221450280.html
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#2Naveen93Posted 8/4/2011 7:14:25 PM
Yeah, I don't like when someone thinks that their religion makes them exempt from something that everyone else is subjected to.
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#3anavriNPosted 8/4/2011 7:17:14 PM
I'd probably be fired as well if I were to repeatedly ignore mandates to shave my beard.
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#4bsballa09Posted 8/4/2011 7:48:33 PM
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherbert_v._Verner

Try again luigi.
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#5LuigisBro(Topic Creator)Posted 8/4/2011 8:55:11 PM
^ apples & oranges
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#6Faust_8Posted 8/4/2011 9:18:15 PM
I just don't see the point of this. Is his beard really getting the way of the quality of his work? No. So I hope things go his way.

Frankly I don't see the point of any company policy that prohibits such things. It should be that all beards should be trimmed neatly, but you shouldn't ban beards all together. I mean...why? It's not like beards offend people, men walk around with all manner of facial hair every day.

Only if it's a legitimate safety concern for specific jobs do I think it's necessary, but I don't see how that applies to a security guard, especially since his doesn't extend past his chin.
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#7Hustle KongPosted 8/4/2011 9:31:13 PM
What Faust said.
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#8Icymane_ShadoPosted 8/4/2011 9:40:31 PM
Faust_8 posted...
I just don't see the point of this. Is his beard really getting the way of the quality of his work? No. So I hope things go his way.

Frankly I don't see the point of any company policy that prohibits such things. It should be that all beards should be trimmed neatly, but you shouldn't ban beards all together. I mean...why? It's not like beards offend people, men walk around with all manner of facial hair every day.

Only if it's a legitimate safety concern for specific jobs do I think it's necessary, but I don't see how that applies to a security guard, especially since his doesn't extend past his chin.


Well you can disagree with the policy if you want to, but that doesn't make a person justified in breaking it.
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#9bsballa09Posted 8/4/2011 9:54:34 PM
^ apples & oranges

Ah, the comeback from a failed argument.
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#10ElderMisanthropyPosted 8/4/2011 10:13:58 PM
I had to shave my beard when I worked at a damn grocery store in high school. I have no sympathy for this guy.
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