There were a bunch of religious discrimination cases that grabbed headlines this week, but first, the White House plans to celebrate Jewish American heritage, an Italian Imam says veiled Muslim woman are protecting Italy’s traditions and the Mojave cross we can’t seem to stop talking about was stolen from its California hilltop.
An ex-city manager in Homestead, Florida is suing the city for religious discrimination, claiming his employer refused to promote him because he is Muslim (The Miami Herald).
A Jehovah’s Witness home health care worker in Sweden says she was fired for her beliefs after she told a fellow employee that the “Bible said people were not meant to be born ill.” The comment was made in reference to a patient who was born disabled. The woman claims her comments were misinterpreted (The Local).
A Pennsylvania federal district court dismissed a Muslim police officer’s case, saying his request to “wear his beard longer than permitted by police department policy” couldn’t be accommodated without imposing an undue burden on the city (Religion Clause).
- A federal judge in Oregon dismissed a suit challenging the state’s recently passed workplace meetings law which “prohibits employers from firing workers who refuse to attend meetings to discuss politics, religion or union organizing.” Associated Oregon Industries and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed suit against the law, claiming it violates free speech and is unconstitutional (The Statesman’s Journal).
See you next week!