Justice Department Accuses Metro of R...

Justice Department Accuses Metro of Religious Discrimination

There are 21 comments on the NBC 4 Washington, DC story from Oct 2, 2008, titled Justice Department Accuses Metro of Religious Discrimination. In it, NBC 4 Washington, DC reports that:

The U.S. Justice Department is suing Metro over its policy of prohibiting employees from altering their uniforms to accommodate religious beliefs, The Washington Examiner reported.

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Larry Wilson

AOL

#1 Oct 2, 2008
What is wrong with people nowadays --- A company has a grooming/dress code policy for a reason. If you don't want to abide by the rules then don't apply. The problem with America is that there are too many lawyers. If someone doen't get their way they sue. Things have to change. As for the lady ---- Get a life!

Since: Apr 08

MARYLAND

#2 Oct 2, 2008
Well TOUGH SH**. If the job requires you to DO SOMETHING and you DON'T quess what....you are fired. Samething applies, if the job you are applying for requires you to WEAR a type of uniform...and you will not....YOU DON"T get the job. I am tired of all this religious beliefs CRAP. You should not get SPECIAL treatment because of religious beliefs...PERIOD !!!!!!
Diplomat

Gaithersburg, MD

#3 Oct 2, 2008
Pants are a tool of the devil. In fact, they are the cause of the stock market crash. Just look at all those pants!!!!
watergrrl

Silver Spring, MD

#4 Oct 2, 2008
Hell, then go find another JOB.
Washington DC

Oxon Hill, MD

#5 Oct 2, 2008
Are Metro employees permitted to wear traditional Muslim attire?

Since: Apr 08

MARYLAND

#6 Oct 2, 2008
Washington DC wrote:
Are Metro employees permitted to wear traditional Muslim attire?
I sure HOPE NOT!!!!!!!!
ruffrooferrod

Annapolis, MD

#7 Oct 2, 2008
How would you like it if the pilot of the next flight you were on wore a turbine or a Burka because he or she didn't want to comply with the dress code for pilots because of their "religious beliefs". F#$K those idiots. If you can't abide by the rules..get a job elsewhere. Like back in your Muslim country.
54milliondollarp ants

Washington, DC

#8 Oct 2, 2008
Maybe the'll sue metro for 54 million like that lawyer guy.

So....my "religion" says that I cannot work on Sunday. So that means that I'm off every sunday. Oh wait, it also says that I cannot work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wed, Thurs, Fri or Sat either.

Guess I'll just be sitting at home, or church collecting a pay check.

Because my "religion" says I can't work...but YOU can't refuse to hire me because of that.

God I love America.

I think I may apply for 5 or 6 jobs. Hell, I'll apply for a job every day of my life. I'll be sitting at home collecting 800 paychecks every 2 weeks.

Someone doesn't like it: Lawsuit!
Quiet One

Oxon Hill, MD

#9 Oct 2, 2008
I agree with the posters. If I invite you to my house for dinner and I tell you I'm preparing steak and you don't eat steak, then DON'T come and complain. You have to eat someplace else. She knows Metro has a standard uniform code. As many employees as Metro has, were they suppose to buy skirts just for this one woman and accomodate any other employee that perhaps doesn't like the blue shirts they wear? Get a life!!
Quiet One

Washington, DC

#10 Oct 2, 2008
BTW: She was probably offered the job but SHE chose not to take it because they told her they weren't deviating from their dress code.
KEN

Keyser, WV

#11 Oct 2, 2008
This is a joke, right?
Talking Dogs

United States

#12 Oct 2, 2008
It's only discrimination if they say only one group cannot alter their uniforms while allowing other groups to alter theirs. If all employees have to wear the same unaltered uniform (complying with the very definition of the word "uniform"), then there is not discrimination. Just another social mooch trying to get money for nothin'.
By the way, why does the Justice Department even care about this? Have they resolved all of the federal crimes that have been committed in the past 30 years?
duh

Silver Spring, MD

#13 Oct 2, 2008
54milliondollarpants wrote:
Maybe the'll sue metro for 54 million like that lawyer guy.
So....my "religion" says that I cannot work on Sunday. So that means that I'm off every sunday. Oh wait, it also says that I cannot work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wed, Thurs, Fri or Sat either.
Guess I'll just be sitting at home, or church collecting a pay check.
Because my "religion" says I can't work...but YOU can't refuse to hire me because of that.
God I love America.
I think I may apply for 5 or 6 jobs. Hell, I'll apply for a job every day of my life. I'll be sitting at home collecting 800 paychecks every 2 weeks.
Someone doesn't like it: Lawsuit!
LOL!

If this message board had a "best of the web", I'd vote your post to be it!
richard

Lovettsville, VA

#14 Oct 2, 2008
Iam a christian and I don't recall any passage in the BIBLE about women wearing dress's. Americas problem is it let's 2 many different religion,s in America and there,s only one GOD and 1 BIBLE don,t add and don,t take away. quit crying and get to work
Guess What

Potomac, MD

#15 Oct 2, 2008
Is this the same thing as keeping your child home or yourself on certain holidays, when the establishment is open? Like, Yom Kippur or religious holidays as such? I am Federal and we have to let these people honor their religion. We also have the ones that have to pray everyday at a certain time. Does this all fall under the same thing? Suing is a bit much, but we canít knock people beliefs.
but wait there is more

Westminster, MD

#16 Oct 2, 2008
Great now the bus driver will be smoking pot and growing dreads in the name of religious freedoms.
ms sunshine

Denver, CO

#17 Oct 2, 2008
this is stupid, why is this even news?
thankful

Milford, MI

#18 Oct 2, 2008
OMG, are you kidding? Why to these religious freaks apply for positions knowing that their religion gets in the way? To make money on silly lawsuits. If you ask me, Metro is a government entity, and thus, falls under the separation of church and state. There. Lawsuit settled.
Capitol Hill Hairy

Frederick, MD

#19 Oct 2, 2008
OH FOR CHRISTS SAKE...literally.

All this constant B---S--- about "everything equal" and "allowing everything" like changes to uniforms for religions, gays, and so on is a pile of whining crap from a minority of idiots this country just continues to suck up to. What are we gonna do next, tell a Muslim astronaut he doesn't have to wear a space helmet and that his turbin will be just fine? Great - take a space walk with that everyone.

Anyone who believes in any decisions our Justice Department doles out these days is as brain damaged as our entire "justice" system is. The JD should STAY OUT of these independent corporate and religious issues and let people do what they want.

AND WHERE'S "GOD" IN THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, OR MY CHRISTMAS TREE ON CAPITOL HILL, OR THE NATIVITY SET ON THE PUBLIC PARK LAWN??????????
LibertyBelle

Frederick, MD

#20 Oct 2, 2008
Is anyone else tired of the United States of America pandering to every Tom, Dick and Mary?

If your religion demands that you don't eat pork, then you order something else off the menu. If your religion demands that you don't wear slacks, you find a job that doesn't require slacks.

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