Because he refused to work with pork? Does he have a discrepancy? Clean up on aisle 4.
A New York Muslim is suing the wholesale chain Costco after he claims the store he worked at discriminated against him because of his religion.
Speaking to ABC7, Jean Camara, a devout Muslim, said that when he refused to work with pork, the store’s management reassigned him to gathering carts outside.
“Just because you have a different belief, that doesn’t give anybody the right to treat you different,” Camara said.
When working as a cashier’s assistant in 2012, Camara said that pork came across the conveyor and he refused to handle it due to his religious beliefs. He said that when he informed the management, they sent him outside to collect customers’ shopping carts but never explained why they did so.
“We all share different beliefs so we all should be treated equally no matter what belief we have,” Camara said.
Camara claims that when he asked management if he could work in the electronics department, his requests were repeatedly denied. As a result of the alleged treatment, he filed a human rights complaint against the company.
Camara ended up being fired for insubordinate conduct 16 days after filing the complaint.
“It’s not OK to discriminate against someone for their religion,” said Camara’s attorney, Chauncey Henry. “It isn’t OK. It isn’t OK to treat them differently others because of what they believe in. I think that everyone is entitled to the same treatment. I think that’s what this case is about.”
It’s hard to call what happened to Camara discrimination, considering there’s many factors which go into deciding the position someone should be working in. Discrimination would have been to let him go after he said he couldn’t fulfill his duties as a cashier’s assistant, not denying his request for a position other than a cart pusher.
—Courtesy of Mad World News