A man is suing Costco, claiming he was fired for religious discrimination.
“Just because you have a different belief, that doesn’t give anybody the right to treat you different,” said Jean Camara, suing Costco.
That’s why Jean Camara says he’s doing what he’s doing, suing Costco for religious employment discrimination.
The devout Muslim says he was working as a cashier’s assistant at the Costco in Sunset Park Brooklyn in September of 2012 when pork came across the conveyor belt. Camara refused to handle the product because his religious beliefs forbid him from touching pork or alcohol.
When Camara told his supervisors about the restriction, he claims their response was to switch him to cart duty outside and that they never told him why he was being reassigned. He also alleges that he repeatedly requested to be placed in another department but his requests were denied each time.
This led Camara to file a human rights complaint against the company and then Camara was fired for insubordinate conduct 16 days later.
“I think that as the case progresses in the trial we are in now, I think the facts are going to come out and they’re going to speak for themselves,” said Chauncey Henry, Camara’s attorney.
“It’s not OK to discriminate against someone for their religion. 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,” Henry said.
In my opinion, if your religion forbids you from doing certain things then perhaps you should think twice about taking the job. What do you think? Leave us a comment below.