Religious freedom at work

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  1. Salty

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    There are two religious freedoms events at work
    http://www.startribune.com/535/story/1052945.html
    A musulim women is asking customers to swipe and bag pork items.


    A pharmacy will not fill plan B birth control pills:
    http://americablog.blogspot.com/2005/10/target-reinterprets-1964-civil-rights.html

    I say if you give the right to one employee, you must allow both to practice their religion.

    In the case the grocery clerk, there should be a sign stating no meat in this aisle. Now if thats the case, I would work that register, if the sign also said "NO beer, cancer sticks, lottery, or muddy magizines"

    Thoughts?

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    ==If we want religious freedom then we have to willing to give religious freedom. Besides religious freedom is already the law. There are very simple solutions around the above issues. The pharmacy simply puts a sign on the door saying "we don't carry..." just like they would with any other product.

    As for the grocery store clerk, if she does not wish to sell pork then she needs to find another job in that store (fruits, bakery, etc) or outside of that store (ie...another company). If a person objects to handling one of the major products sold by a store then common sense says that they don't need to work at that store. If you object to selling beer or cigarettes then you don't need to work in a gas station. If you object to selling hamburgers then you don't need to work at McDonalds. Get the picture?

    She does not have the right to ask the store to sacrifice it's customer service techniques so she does not have to touch pork. She knew that store sold pork when she applied to work there. She is free to find another job within that store or outside of that store. She put herself in that situation. Her case is not one of religious freedom, her case is one of stupidity.
     
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  3. Salty

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    But can an employer disscrimiate against someone based on religion?:saint:

    Is this a "grey area":BangHead:

    Hmmmm

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    If said employee could not perform their job in accordance with the job description of his job then that employee would be in violation of an agreement with the employer to do as they were instructed. Sacrifices have to be made when the job you have do not go with the principals of your faith but that is a sacrifice that will have to be met by the employee and that would require them to move on to a job that would be more in accordance to the principals of their faith.
     

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