I’m sorry, your rights as a Muslim do not trump the rights of Costco. Camara’s argument is specious. He had to have known when he took the job as assistant cashier that it would involve ringing up pork products. Therefore, he took the job under false pretenses. Costco has every right in the world as a private business to place workers where they see fit. Camara is not stupid – he had to deduce being transferred to handling carts was because he refused to handle pork. As a Christian, if I had to ring up porn I would find it very offensive. But if I took a job in a store where I knew that was sold, I would either have to ring it up or find another job. Same for Camara.
Costco is being sued by a former employee for religious discrimination.
Jean Camara told ABC 7 that when he refused to work with pork, he was told to work outside gathering carts.
“Just because you have a different belief, that doesn’t give anybody the right to treat you different,” said Camara.
Camara, a devout Muslim, worked at the Costco in Sunset Park Brooklyn, New York, in September of 2012 as a cashier’s assistant.
When pork came across the conveyor belt, Camara refused to handle the product because his religious beliefs forbid him from touching pork or alcohol.
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